Barcelona say Lionel Messi will not be at the club “Due to financial and structural barriers”
Lionel Messi, 34, has been a free agent since July 1 when his contract expires.
He agreed a new deal over reduced wages with the club two weeks later. But it is up to Barca to sell players to pay his salary.
“Both sides are deeply saddened that the wishes of the players and the club will ultimately not be fulfilled,” the club said.
Barcelona have said Messi is ready to extend his 21-year relationship with the ufabet club by signing a new deal on Thursday and blaming La Liga for failing to do so.
He has reached an agreement to stay with the Catalan side until 2026, but La Liga says the club must cut wages before he and new players can sign up.
“Despite FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi reaching an agreement and the clear intentions of both parties to sign a new contract today, But this could not happen due to financial and structural hurdles. (Spanish La Liga regulations),” the club said.
“FC Barcelona would like to express our deepest gratitude to the players for their dedication to the club. And wish him all the best in the future, both in his personal and professional life.”
Messi is Barcelona’s all-time top scorer with 672 goals and has won 10 La Liga titles, four Champions League titles and a Copa del Rey seven times, including claiming Ballon d. ‘Or six times
Keeping Messi at the Nou Camp is chairman Joan Laporta’s top priority this summer.
Barca’s future of a player widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time in the world. Back to the complex financial problems of the club.