With the end of the contract with Messi with Barcelona, if the footballer is injured with his selection, the Spanish club will not pay for the treatment
Argentine Lionel Messi arrived on Wednesday to his last day as a Barcelona player. Focused on the Copa América with Argentina, the star will no longer have any contractual relationship with Barça from this Thursday.
However, the general climate around the Camp Nou is one of optimism and the tendency is for Messi to sign a new contract with Barcelona, according to Sports world. As he approached outside his office, President Joan Laporta confirmed this impression and said, “Rest assured.”
The prognosis for the agreement to close is still uncertain due to the player’s commitments to the Argentine national team and the complexity of the new contract.
Some changes that involve the player take place from Thursday, a period in which Messi begins to be free in the market. If the star is injured during the Copa América, the AFA (Argentine Football Association) will bear the costs of his treatment. On the part of Barcelona, the club cannot sell t-shirts or take any action related to Messi’s name.
The player signed his first professional contract with Barça in 2005 and has not worn the shirt of any other club since. So far, there are 778 games and 672 goals. In addition, the star has won four Champions League and 10 Spanish Championship titles, among other triumphs.
Messi came close to leaving Barça before last season, but did not end his contract amicably. At that time, the Argentine was close to Manchester City because of Pep Guardiola, his former coach.