Lionel Messi in a party with Argentina


Stage summit: Messi would have to arrive to the pre-season… but the hopes are scarce

Published:27/07/2021 - 18:00h

Updated:27/07/2021 - 22:07h

Lionel Messi would have to join to the pre-season of the first team of the FC Barcelona the Monday 2 August with Sergio Agüero and Emerson Royal

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In spite of the uncertainty that wraps to the FC Barcelona surroundings to his continuity, Lionel Messi follows enjoying of his holidays. After initiating them in Miami with his parents and brothers, now is in Dominican Republic enjoying of the sun with his wife, Antonela, and his three children, Thiago, Mateo and Ciro. Apparently calm and relaxed waiting for that concretise the agreement pactado with the Barcelona club to stamp his signature in a new agreement of five seasons of length.

Officially it is free agent to the not being linked to any club from 1 July, at least to contractual level. However, the Argentinian star would have to incorporate the Monday 2 August to the equal that his compatriot Sergio Agüero and Emerson Royal, that reached the final of the Glass America on 10 July. The Monday will have fulfilled already the three weeks of rest that Ronald Koeman conceded him to all his international.

Since club and player confirmed two weeks ago the verbal agreement on the base of said agreement with the Barça until 30 June 2026, this finds in hands of the lawyers to finish to approve the operation that precede the official announcement of the agreement and the most expected signature by Joan Laporta since invistió like president of the institution.

In fact, attain the continuity of Messi in the Camp Nou was an electoral promise, and this week has to give the definite step at the front. While, the hermetismo chairs the official version from the Barcelona club and also the one of the surroundings of the crack rosarino. Anybody has been able to foresee a date for the wished communiqué neither to anticipate at all. Take care the leaks from the Barça has turned into the big aim for no enturbiar the final stretch of a serial that will finish lasting more than what had wished the Catalan entity.

Fit the mass salarial

It is still in the air the 'himself' definite of LaLiga to allow the registration of Messi in front of the requirements of the patronal to the Barcelona club for having exceeded the limit salarial for the season 2021-22. Laporta Already elogió the work of Mateu Alemany, director of football of the entity culé, in his conversations with LaLiga of which also said that it is having "good will" ensuring besides that "the president of LaLiga is the first interested that there is big players like Memphis".

It would not go to Salzburgo

In case that the continuity of Messi confirmed to finals of this week or starts of the next, the idea of Ronald Koeman is that it initiate the pre-season in the Ciutat Esportiva of Sant Joan Despí and no trip to Salzburgo, due to the fact that it still would not be with sufficient rhythm to participate in the friendly of the Wednesday 4 August.

Of this way, the aim is that already with the agreement signed could do it the Sunday 8 in the Gamper against the Juventus, day in that I Read would have to head to the fans like captain in the presentation of the team. Another inducement in said commitment would be the clash in front of Cristiano Ronaldo. Undoubtedly, a collate special for all the barcelonismo.

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