Barcelona said in a statementA contract for a new contract is out, But those financial “barriers” prevent the player from being with the club.
“Despite their clear intention to sign a contract and a new contract between the club and the player, this will not happen due to financial and structural barriers,” the club said.
Barcelona have violated the ‘Spanish League rules’ for not allowing a club to sign a new contract with a player. The last contract expired on June 30.
“Both parties regret that the wishes of the player and the club were not finally granted,” the statement said.
“I heartily thank the player for his contribution to FC Barcelona and wish him all the best in his personal and professional life for the future.”
Messi left after 17 seasons, during which time he led the Catalan club to fame, helping them win many national and international titles since he entered adolescence.
Messi was asked to leave Barcelona at the end of last season, But his request was rejected by then-President Joseph Bartomeu.
Joan Laporta seems to have taken over the presidency and persuaded Messi to stay. However Laporta recently said the club was struggling to consolidate player pay – even with large cuts agreed by the player – within the league-controlled salary limit.
On Messi’s previous contract, signed in 2017, he reportedly earned $ 163 million per season.
The league received $ 3.2 billion in private equity funds on Wednesday to help clubs pave the way for Barcelona to sign a new deal with Argentina.
However, the agreement was reached after club officials met with player representatives in Barcelona on Thursday.
Some local reports say Messi has changed his mind about staying, while others say the club is impatient with further requests from the player entourage.
Barcelona is one of the clubs most affected by the epidemic. Last season the league lowered its pay limit and the club tried to vacate the space by releasing some of their players.
We only contracted free agents this summer, including Memphis Depay, Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia, to avoid transfer fees.
The league has worked hard over the years to create stability through tight financial control so that clubs do not incur heavy debts.
President Javier Tebas has previously said that the loss of a player like Messi would not be a huge blow to the league, noting that it has been growing since Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid for Juventus a few years ago.
It is not known whether Messi is in talks with other clubs, but he is already linked with Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.
Argentina did not immediately make any public statement.
Messi has won 35 titles. He has helped Barcelona win the Champions League four times, the Spanish League 10 times, the Copa del Rey seven times and the Spanish Super Cup eight times.
Messi has achieved a record six Ballon d’Ors as the best player in the world.
He scored 672 goals in 778 games and was the Spanish league top scorer with 474 goals in 520 games.
He is also the player who has played the most games with FC Barcelona.
Messi has been the top scorer in the Spanish league for eight seasons, and six times in the Champions League.
His 26 goals against Real Madrid set a record for this classic clash.
Messi arrived in Barcelona at the age of 13 when he and his family came to Spain to try their luck at the Barcelona youth academy.
He made his official debut on October 16, 2004 and two years later he helped the club win the Champions League for the first time on a team led by Ronaldinho.