Leo Messi in a party of League with the Barça


End of the story? Advances in the 'signing' of Leo Messi

Published:10/07/2021 - 21:41h

Updated:11/07/2021 - 01:17h

The FC Barcelona continues working to obtain the definitive "yes" of Leo Messi and to specify his signing, but there are many obstacles in the way

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After several marked days by the uncertainty regarding the future of Leo Messi, the one who left to be player of the FC Barcelona the past 1 July, everything seems to indicate that there is a new advance that full of hopes to the barcelonismo, although they still remain a lot of problems for resolving before it announce officially the continuity of 'The Flea' in the club of his life until, at least, the season 2022-2023.

The newspaper 'ACE' has informed this Saturday that LaLiga would have authorised the registration of Leo Messi, surpassed the escollo of the mass salarial. In this sense, the half explains that on request of the Barcelona leaders, Javier Thebes, will explain to Jorge Messi, father and agent of Leo, why would have to accept the conditions that offers the Barcelona club (in the first course will perceive a mount that it will increase the following year). This conversation will be key so that it close , definitively, the agreement, in the weeks to come and even days.

However, this comports to a problem. 'ACE' aims that near sources to the player of 34 years have affirmed that this summit Thebes-Messi will carry out because to the father and representative of 'The Flea' do not have to explain him at all of this, that "is a thing between the Barça and LaLiga anyway". These sources of the half Madrilenian, anyway, do not have proof of this 'advance' in the signing of Messi: "To us anybody has communicated it to us", desvelaron.

The true is that it is a new 'light' in the middle of so much uncertainty, but no the end of the 'case Messi'. It will remain to see, anyway, if Thebes has accepted really the registration of Leo, considering that it does so alone some days (the Thursday) pronounced and desveló that would not do nungún favour to the Barça neither any another team and that, if they did not reduce his mass salarial, could not inscribe new players. In concrete, the leader of the patronal aimed that "I do not know if Messi will begin the League with the Barça" and that "if there are not exits, is impossible" that 'The Flea' continue in the Camp Nou.

Problems and uncertainty

It would be a change of unexpected speech and that will light the controversy. It fits to remember that the Barça has to reduce in 50% his mass salarial (happen of 347 million euros, the limit of the culés in the season 2020-2021, until the 160 'kilos', or even less) to fulfil with the 'fair play' financial of LaLiga and like this can inscribe to Leo Messi and the rest of signings in this summer: Eric García, Memphis Depay, Sergio Agüero and Emerson Royal. Until the moment, have collected little less than 35 millions.

Thebes remembered, in statements to 'Jugones' of laSexta that the Barça had to base in the rule 4x1: "A thing is to happen the limit salarial and another that can incorporate or renew players with the rule of the 1x4: each four euros that save, a euro can incorporate it", that is to say, if the Barça achieves to sell to a player (already amortised) by 40 million euros, can invest ten of this entry to inscribe to a footballer.

However, there there is a new problem. As you report them, Messi accessed to an important discount of his wage and will happen to earn, the first season, 50 'kilos', by what the Barcelona entity would be forced to sell or save in index cards 200 millions; a figure that, as they are the things, seem to be impossible. To this it is necessary to add what the club has to free, also, to inscribe the rest of signings.

The amortizaciones, another quebradero of heads

That's why in the offices of the Camp Nou have insisted so much with the exits of the players, but follows without being sufficient. They will be a lot of sales that would have to produce taking care, besides, the amortización of the players, another of the variables that 'brake' the continuity of Leo Messi in the City Condal. This figure, that racks to the culés, calculates dividing the price fixed by a traspaso between the years by which the footballer has signed. An example would be the one of Antoine Griezmann: if it cost 135 millions in total, by five campaigns, the amortización that has to cover the club by course is of 27 'kilos' (27x5= 135).

This is a big problem because up to now the Barcelona, only with Griezmann, has amortised 54 millions, that is to say, remain slopes other 81, by what the exit of the 'Principito' (further of the saving salarial) would be 'positive) if the available price surpasses the mount of amortización. Also they are other players like Pjanic (15), Of Jong (17,2), Coutinho (20), Dembélé (24) and Griezmann (27), among others. This, beyond all doubt, is another of the big problems that has the club that 'brake' completely the renewal/signing of Messi.

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