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Messi officially becomes a free agent as his Barcelona deal expires.

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Messi officially becomes a free agent as his Barcelona deal expires.

Lionel Messi has finally become a free agent after the Barcelona star’s deal lapsed at the end of June.

Although Barcelona were confident of signing Messi a renewal contract before the June 30 deadline, the 34-year-old is now formally free.

Barcelona still believes that Messi will finally sign a new deal, but his status as a free agent will cause concern among the club’s supporters and management.

Both parties continue to be in regular dialogue, with Barcelona president Joan Laporta agreeing with Jorge Messi, the player’s father, and agent.

An agreement remains to be intangible though, due to the complicated nature of Messi’s demands and Barca’s unpredictable financial situation.

According to Goal.com, both sides continue to discuss economic and tax-related issues concerning Messi’s contract, as well as the player’s image rights.


In addition to any financial concerns, Messi is looking for pledges that the club will be able to build a competitive team around him soon.

Barcelona won the Copa del Rey in 2020-21 but missed out on their two biggest goals – La Liga and the Champions League.

Messi becoming a free agent adds a new layer of complexity to the circumstances. Should Barcelona re-sign the player, he will have to be registered with La Liga as a new signing.

As a new signing, Barcelona would have to find an inventive solution to fit Messi into the framework of La Liga’s financial regulations.

La Liga president Javier Tebas has already alerted Barca that they must bring their salaries down, or they won’t be able to register Messi ahead of the 2021-22 season.

Barcelona continues to be certain that Messi will sign a new deal, but the Argentine becoming a free agent is still a worrying development.

Messi is currently with Argentina at Copa America, where the Albiceleste will meet Ecuador in the quarter-finals on Saturday.

Messi is calm and centered on his national team, rather than his contract situation.

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