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Toni Freixa on Messi's renewal: "He's the best, but he's 34 years old ..."

Published:9/07/2021 - 23:37h

Updated:9/07/2021 - 23:37h

The ex candidate to the presidency of the FC Barcelona, Toni Freixa, has returned to pronounce on the renewal of the contract of Leo Messi

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Toni Freixa has gone back to pronounce regarding the renewal of the agreement of Leo Messi, after having 'presented' three strategies to ensure the continuity of the Argentinian in the Barcelona entity. The ex presidential candidate of the FC Barcelona took his social networks to express that it does not comprise the reason of so much worry in the club, when it is necessary to think in the future and the youngest players.

"I see to the barcelonismo too concerned by Messi. The best of the history, definitely, but is 34 years old. Our future is in hands of Pedri, Of Jong, Ansu, Eric García and others that will come. The Barça always is bigger that any player", wrote Freixa in his official account of Twitter. It has been a message that has generated a lot of controversy, but also has gone out culés that defend the position of the Catalan.

"I see to the barcelonismo too concerned by Messi. The best of the history, definitely, but is 34 years old"

The true is that the Barça is working in the renewal of 'The Flea' so that it remain in the Camp Nou until 2023 like player, more other three years like ambassador, probably from the MLS. The Barcelona are finding a lot of obstacles on the way to ensure the continuity of the Argentinian because of the big economic problems that has the club, the high mass salarial and the difficulty to give him gone out to some footballers.

It is a moment of a lot of uncertainty in Can Barça because, as it aims Freixa, the club has to resolve, also, the subject of the young stars. For example, Ansu Fati and Pedri González, two of the big promises culés, finish his agreement in 2022 and the club has not initiated the way to renew them. However, from the City Condal understand (and is the most logical) that first is necessary to resolve the most urgent (the 'case Messi' and the limit salarial) for later give him answer to the rest of interrogantes.

In fact, in the case of Pedri, 'Sportive World' informed that the club already has decided that will extend his stay in the Camp Nou (has two seasons 'extra' in his agreement), but for the moment do not have hastes. The culés do not want to rush because they are conscious that in this moment can not offer him an agreement in conditions, that is what the midfield player deserves. The good news, in any case, is that Pedri does not have intentions to move of Barcelona and wants to follow dressing the elastic Barcelona. From there, surely Joan Laporta and company will tackle other agreements, that also are important, as the one of Ansu Fati, Ilaix Moriba, among others.

The operation gone out, paramount

For now, only it remains to expect to that they can reduce the mass salarial (supposes 110% of the income) to be able to inscribe to Leo Messi, Eric García, Memphis Depay, Sergio the 'Kun' Agüero and Emerson Royal in the Barcelona staff of face to the season 2021-2022. For this, the Barça has to promote (more) his 'operation gone out', with the sale or cession of players like Samuel Umtiti, Miralem Pjanic, Philippe Coutinho, among others. Besides, it is on the table the negotiation with the 'heavy weights' of the changing room for the reduction of his respective annual wages.

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