Lionel Messi’s future in Barcelona is in question. All eyes have been on Euro 2020 this week as Italy and England advance to a tantalizing final at Wembley on Sunday night.
As the tournament draws to a close and the Premier League kicks off in just over five weeks, it’s no wonder clubs are now trying to step up their transfer activity.
Lionel Messi has been out of contract in Barcelona for more than a week and La Liga has now confirmed that they will make no exceptions to allow him to sign up before a big player sale takes place at the Camp Nou, which could put notable clubs in All Europe. alert. .
The future of Messi in the Barça is not clear
La Liga coach Javier Tebas has confirmed that it is ‘impossible’ for Barcelona to sign Lionel Messi for next season without a series of player departures
The Argentine superstar has been a free agent since his contract with Camp Nou expired on July 1 and although he has a verbal agreement to renew his contract, it still cannot be formalized until his registration is complete. confirmed. Barça is said to be operating at € 50 million above its annual budget, as imposed by the league and relative to the club’s revenue, and desperately needs the departure of several players. Memphis Depay, Sergio Agüero and Eric Garcia were signed as free agents this summer when Emerson Royal arrived from Real Betis, but the club now has to organize some kind of player sale.
Junior winger Firpo joined Leeds United earlier this week, but there are plenty of other players to watch, including several who were earning much higher salaries.
Samuel Umtiti, Antoine Griezman, Ousmane Dembele, Miralem Pjanic and Martin Braithwaite are among the players available for other clubs.