Barcelona’s Messi statement might be a power play

Thu 05 August 2021 | 22:09

The Argentina international saga may not be finished yet as the Blaugrana and Los Blancos released a statement protesting La Liga’s deal with investment fund CVC, which is the same one Serie A rejected, and there is a connection.


pronounced through a statement that

Lionel Messi

is not going to renew his deal with the club and the wording they used in the statement was interesting.

It was obvious that Barca and the Argentine star had reached an agreement over a new deal, but

“this cannot happen because of Spanish La Liga regulations on player registration.

“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.”

The new salary cap and Financial Fair Play regulations in Spain were to blame for Barca, and it was introduced after the European Super League project was canceled.

The only clubs still committed to the Super League are Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus and that’s why they do not agree with the introduction of an investment fund into their domestic tournaments.

The same reason used for Lega Serie A turning down CVC’s almost €3 billion investment was given by the two La Liga giants, especially “audiovisual rights” for not just three but 50 years.

Andrea Agnelli was the chief negotiator for the Lega Serie A with CVC and he pronounced the Super League plan later.

It is also speculated that Blaugrana’s statement about the six-time Ballon d’Or winner is another method of putting pressure on La Liga to ease with the rules.

Whether Messi pens a contract with another club remains to be seen, with PSG keen on acquiring his services and they are waiting for the Camp Nou situation to resolve itself.

The Financial Times confirmed that the Catalans are €1 billion in debt.

source: SportMob

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