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WAITING FOR HIS CONTINUITY

Is the 'Messi case' a renewal or signing for Barça?

Published:16/07/2021 - 18:05h

Updated:16/07/2021 - 21:05h

Barça continues to work on the continuity of Leo Messi at the club, until 2026, and new details have been revealed of how his process will take place

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Two weeks ago, on 30 June, it won the agreement of Leo Messi with the FC Barcelona. Since, from the club have transmitted a message of hope and tranquility because in any moment has doubted of the continuity of the Argentinian star in the team of face to the future. The confidence is absolute, but has not been able to announce of official way his continuity because the Barça has to resolve some 'fringes' first.

It is not a secret for anybody that the club lives a complicated financial situation that has 'dotted' to all the sectors of the Barcelona entity and that has forced, even, to Leo Messi to recortarse in 50% his pretences salariales, happening to earn, possibly, 40 gross millions by season (20 'kilos' net), according to the information that has desvelado in the last days. However, they are many the doubts that remain of face to the oficialización of his permanence in the Barça.

One of the main incógnitas with the 'case Messi' is if the player goes to sign a renewal or his situation treats of a new signing for the Barcelona group. It understands that, as or agreement with the Barça won on 30 June, 'The Flea' left to be Barcelona player and became a free agent to the that the Barcelona entity has to fichar, the same case that the 'Kun' Agüero, Memphis Depay or Eric García, those who have arrived to the Camp Nou after finishing his agreements with his respective teams.

In this sense, treats to Leo Messi like a new player, although it carries his whole life in the City Condal. Of there that in the last days took strength and spread the norm '1 to 4' of LaLiga, that establishes that when a club surpasses the limit salarial (the mount maximum that it can spend in wages), will be able to invest a fourth part of what save by sales or discounts to inscribe to a player, that is to say, that if the Barça obtains 40 millions, can use 10 of them to register to one of his players. This would apply for all the 'new signings': Messi, Depay, Eric García, Agüero and Saúl Ñíguez, in case that it arrive to Barcelona.

Javier Thebes, president of LaLiga, referred in this regard it does some weeks, when it left to fall that it considered very difficult that the forward rosarino began the season with the picture culé and desveló the formula so that the Barça could have he: "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", sentenced, leaving in the air that the case of the Argentinian treated of a new registration and no a renewal.

The another expensive of the coin

In spite of this, the newspaper 'Sport' informed this Friday that has consulted sources of LaLiga and have desvelado that the date of the signature of Leo Messi (after 30 June) "does not affect at all for the limit salarial of the entity culé", by what understands that it is totally indifferent that Messi had signed before or after the 'deadline' that establishes his agreement, signed in 2017.

In this sense, according to the information of the Catalan newspaper, the 'case Messi' himself would treat of a renewal and no a new registration for the Barça, establishing that to effects of Economic Control a renewal is the same that a registration. This, without place to doubts, would facilitate -one million times- the continuity of Messi in the Barcelona picture, but will remain to see the denouement and the final decision of Javier Thebes and company.

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