BARCELONA – Lionel Messi landed in Barcelona this Wednesday, coming from the Dominican Republic and five days before the preseason had to start. Had … If he were a Barça footballer, which he is not. And that it is a difficult adventure that it will be in the next few days, according to sources close to the Argentine player revealed to ESPN.
Leo arrived, incidentally, with his family and immediately marches back to an unspecified destination, supposedly closer and pending the negotiations between his advisers and the executives of the Barça club to define that new contract agreed between the two parts but not closed yet, in the absence as it is of some details that with the passing of the weeks are suspected less anecdotal than what was assured at the time.
Barcelona is working on various fronts to fit the contract of the Argentine star within the parameters required by LaLiga but remains firm in its optimism in solving all the problems it faces, economic, in the shortest possible time and a good test of This is that this Wednesday, despite the fact that Messi is not officially a club footballer, he sent his own security personnel to the airport to receive him and accompany him to his home.
With Sergio Busquets, Martin Braitwaite and Jordi Alba already incorporated after finishing their holidays and traveling with the Barça expedition to the Germany stage, on Monday of next week Emerson Royal and Sergio Aguero are expected in Barcelona to start the preseason, on the sidelines at the beginning of the bulk of the staff that will not return until August 5. Leo will also complete three weeks of vacation on Monday but it is not planned, for now, that he will start working at the Barça Sports City.
Everything will depend on the progress of the club in terms of the required salary reduction, how much the exit operation that has in Miralem Pjanic and Samuel Umtiti accelerates the two players called to be the first to leave the club and to know if the players with greater weight in the wardrobe they agree to the proposals of the entity. Among them, it should be noted Antoine Griezmann … of whom people around him told ESPN that they have not received any slogan, or call or consultation, from the club to discuss, or propose, a reduction in his salary or propose a way out , which today is understood very unlikely.
Messi, meanwhile, continues his vacation … We will have to see how long.