Decisive hours at Barcelona before the imminent termination of Leo Messi’s contract with the Catalan entity. At midnight on Wednesday June 30, Messi will cease to belong to the Catalan team for the first time in 17 years.
Despite the tension with which this circumstance is experienced, in the club se continues to live the resolution of the renewal serial with optimism. Messi is currently playing the Copa América with his national team and before leaving for the Argentine camp, he received a renewal proposal from the president of Barça, Joan Laporta.
A proposal that is structured in a long term contract -there is talk of ten years- which would cover a period of time that would go far beyond his retirement as a footballer.
Messi who turned 34 on June 24, He has before him an offer to continue two more years at the Blaugrana club before joining the MSL adventure (probably in Miami) and then joining the Barcelona structure in whatever position he deems appropriate.
These conditions, added to the part that the Argentine player values the most, which is the reconstruction of a sports project that allows Barcelona to return to contest all the titles and regain the greatness that has been lost in recent seasons, seem to be to the Argentine’s liking. The optimism of the club’s new rectors is based on these feelings.
In this sense, the arrival at the club of the signings of Memphis Depay, Eric Garcia, Emerson Royal and, above all, Kun Agüero, A close friend of the Blaugrana star, they seem to feed hope about a “yes” from Leo.
However, it is being shown that no matter how good will there is, a contract of this complexity does not close quickly.
Messi’s advisers, as reported by Manu Carreño in El Larguero de la Cadena SER, are polishing fiscal details of the drafting of the contract, especially considering that he had previously had problems in this regard.
The hours go by and on Tuesday 29 white smoke is expected at the Camp Nou. And especially, the president is waiting for her Joan Laporta, who today celebrates her anniversary and is waiting for the best gift she can have.