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Confirmed: Messi leaves FC Barcelona
« on: August 05, 2021, 02:57:01 PM »

Online Ed Monix

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The Argentina star will leave the Catalan club after 21 years following negotiations over a new deal fell apart on Thursday.

"Despite FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi having reached an agreement and the clear intention of both parties to sign a new contract today, this cannot happen because of financial and structural obstacles (Spanish Liga regulations).

"As a result of this situation, Messi shall not be staying on at FC Barcelona. Both parties deeply regret that the wishes of the player and the club will ultimately not be fulfilled.

"FC Barcelona wholeheartedly expresses its gratitude to the player for his contribution to the aggrandisement of the club and wishes him all the very best for the future in his personal and professional life."

The 34-year-old was set to accept a deal that would see his weekly wage reduced by 50 per cent.

But the club's financial situation made it impossible for them to register him for the new season without drastically reducing their wage bill.
« Last Edit: August 05, 2021, 03:03:49 PM by Ed Monix »
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Re: Confirmed: Messi leaves FC Barcelona
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2021, 03:41:56 PM »

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European soccer needs a salary cap.

Re: Confirmed: Messi leaves FC Barcelona
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2021, 03:44:38 PM »

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I don't understand Spain's new salary laws. They seem to be killing their big teams after COVID. Are they being based on bad revenues during COVID? Forcing teams to adapt immediately to those bad revenues rather than writing those losses off over a longer (say 25 year) period.

I do not know enough to know if this is an accurate take on what is going on but that is what it appears to be based on what little I know about it.

Re: Confirmed: Messi leaves FC Barcelona
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Re: Confirmed: Messi leaves FC Barcelona
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2021, 09:00:56 AM »

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And he's signed with PSG

2 year deal with an option for a 3rd...and after that maybe MLS? He'll be the right age for it by then.
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