With the launch of Euro 2020 and the start of the Copa America in a few hours, football fans would almost forget the summer transfer window that started on Wednesday. While most of the players are in selection, club leaders are working hard behind the scenes to close cases or recruit. On the side of FC Barcelona, the possible arrival of Memphis Depay is on everyone’s lips but there is especially the Lionel Messi file to settle. But no worries on this subject, at least internally.
While Argentina, led by “La Pulga”, will begin its Copa America this Monday (23h French time) against Chile, the Spanish press takes stock of the extension of number 10 this Sunday, and in particular Mundo Deportivo. Because on June 30, Lionel Messi will be free from any contract if he has not signed a new lease. But in the corridors of Camp Nou, everything seems under control. The local media claim that Barça are very confident and that the officialization of the extension must take place after the Copa.
The Copa before extra time
Timing that was agreed between all parties, when the last details were worked out. The daily recalls that Lionel Messi accepted Joan Laporta’s latest proposal, namely a new lease until June 2023 before becoming the club’s ambassador while ending his career in Major League Soccer, in the United States. Total confidence therefore, but be careful all the same.
As recalled MD, Paris Saint-Germain and Leonardo, the Brazilian sporting director, returned to the charge recently to try to play a bad shot at Barça, after having already nabbed Georginio Wijnaldum. In any case, Lionel Messi is focused on the Copa America with Argentina, and his future will be settled then. But in football, everything can go very quickly and as long as nothing is official …