Lionel Messi becomes a free agent for the first time in 21 years

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This means that for the first time since 2000, Lionel Messi doesn’t have a contract at Barcelona and as such implied that he is no longer contracted to the Catalan giant.

It is no longer news that Argentine talisman and iconic football maestro, Lionel Messi’s Barcelona contract has now expired and he is now officially a free agent for the first time in 21 years.

This means that for the first time since 2000, Lionel Messi doesn’t have a contract at Barcelona and as such implied that he is no longer contracted to the Catalan giant.

Lionel Messi’s current deal lapsed at midnight in Spain and no extension has yet been announced, with Barcelona still leading the race for his signing and the deal is expected to be made official soon.

Lionel Messi in the last season was spectacular for Barcelona across all competitions particularly in the La Liga with his brilliant stats as he topped the number of goals and assists, shots, goals scored, chances created, through-balls, penalty area entries, take-on completed, fouls won among others.

Lionel Messi’s league stats since August 2009:

???? Apps – 411

⚽ Goals – 420

????️ Assists – 165

3️⃣ Hat-tricks – 35

???? Shots pg – 5.1

???? Key Passes pg – 2.3

???? Dribbles pg – 4.5

????️ WS Rating – 8.64

???? His Barca deal has technically now expired. The best free-agent ever?

Lionel Messi has been plying his trade with Barcelona since 2000/2001 when he started with the Barca Youth team, until 2005/2006 when he was fully introduced finally into the senior team where he was until he became a free agent with no club last midnight.

The implications of this contract expiration mean Barcelona cannot do the following:

– retain the player (he can sign for any team)

– cover Messi in case of injury as he no longer has medical insurance with them

– use his image with the new shirt or anything related to next season

– sell Messi shirts for 2021/2022.

All fingers are now crossed to see if the six times Ballon d’Or winner will be leaving the club outrightly as we await his decision about his future probably after the ongoing Copa America.

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