As per Lionel Messi’s recent interviews, he confirmed that he is not leaving Barcelona for MLS in the coming days. Recently Messi commented in an interview with a Spanish TV station that he would be in continuous shooting mode for the following years. He also added that he would wait till the end of the season 2021. Later he will think and decide about the future.
In the past months, Messi expressed his emotions and desires to play for the US. It became one of the top breaking news. The question “When is Messi retiring?” Grabbed a lot of hype and attention across the globe.
As per unknown resources, translucent speculation focuses on the MLS team showing interest in Lionel Messi. However, the links of the story completely shifted from Messi to MLS link to a different perspective.
Xavi Vilajoana, a candidate for the upcoming Barcelona Presidential Election. As Spanish daily AS, he claims to fulfill Messi’s dream of playing for MLS. He also includes that it won’t affect his working career with Barcelona.
Extension of Working Life with Barcelona
Xavi Vilajoana is very positive about Messi’s working career with Barcelona. There are specific essential plans to extend his contract too. Barcelona is working on schemes to buy an MLS franchise and award Messi to play there as soon as he leaves the La Liga. Again PSG want to Messi
Is there any feasible possibility of connecting Messi with MLS?
The above-discussed schemes and possibilities are only good for headlines. There are multiple reasons which make Messi to MLS impossible to happen in the coming time. Let’s understand the things in a much simpler way:
At first, Messi’s existing playing contract will end in June 2021. Later he will become free to sign any contract with MLS Team.Well, it’s not going to happen. Why So? One must consider certain aspects: Lionel Messi’s Age and the competition with his fellow mate Ronaldo. Messi will turn 34 in June, which is almost the same as Ronaldo’s age when he changed his career from Real Madrid to Juventus in the year 2018.
The step of joining Juventus in Italy’s Series A by Ronaldo was a challenging decision. Similarly, Lionel Messi wants to opt for a challenging option to match Ronaldo’s supremacy. Messi will never choose an easy option like MLS.
On the other hand, Messi might choose a more accessible alternative to lead his future achievement underrated.
Both Ronaldo and Messi have not performed their best in the plays for the last 15 seasons. It can be a great move to regain back their productive years.
Present Scenarios of Barcelona and MLS
According to Vilajoana’s proposed scheme is less likely to happen. Moreover, the idea is the opposite of history. The methods depend on the current status of the MLS marketplace and the economic conditions of Barcelona’s Finances.
In the year 2008, Barcelona mentioned to invest and bid for the MLS franchise in Miami.
However, within six months, the proposal was kept on hold. The cost of grabbing a franchise will cost approximately $30 million.Things now changed drastically as of now; the cost of a single expansion is around 10 times the previous amount. Apart from that, MLS is not willing to offer Barcelona will discount facilities.There is always a chance that MLS would suffer from a massive backlash from the open market. Being a smart and experienced player, Messi will never prefer to join MLS and invite future losses.
Barcelona’s Present Financial Condition
There is also the fact that Barcelona is facing financial losses because of its fantastically high payroll. Also, there are Covid-19 related costs and investments in the expansion of The Camp Nou. There are various other reasons which will increase the issues of the club in the coming days.
In this situation of crisis, Barcelona can invest another $300 million or more in Lionel Messi. It makes no sense to offer him such an amount for a couple of years of play. It is just the game to attract voters. However, it is more vital to analyze things precisely and balance the financial state of the office.
Messi and his Dispute with Barcelona
Around September 2020, Messi officially announces that he will stay with the club. Well, indeed, he is still unhappy with Barcelona. A sort of frustration with a dramatic reversal, he mentioned not to lodge a legal dispute with Barcelona. Later, he pulled back the letter announcing his separation from Barcelona, which clarifies the doubt. In the playing contract, the club includes a clause that facilitates Messi to leave the Club in the middle of the season, and it will be an irreversible approach.
It also facilities the team for facing the embarrassment of losing their beloved and most valuable assets without a transfer fee.In the later months, there are certain coaching changes, public brokering, and boardroom intrigues. The Club manages to reach nadir with a powerful defect of 8 – 2 with German champion Bayern Munich in the Champion League.
Here comes the real twist when Messi’s father and agent Jorge spread to leave. Later the Spanish league imposed a €700 million release amount in Messi’s Contract. This initiated a state of a legal fight between the club and the player. But in an Interview, Messi’s concluded that he would not take the issue to court. His ethics doesn’t allow him to declared war against the club of his life.
With Messi’s backfoot decision, the club loaded more pressure on President Josep Maria Bartomeu’s club. Messi responded that Josep Maria Bartomeu’s pressure is due to ugly Boardrooms dramas and failed to execute the promise.In a Goal Interview, Messi said he wanted to leave the club, and he was not happy with the situation. He is serving his contract tenure as he is not allowed to go in any way. He never wants to create a legal dispute with his club at any cost. Josep Maria Bartomeu’s management for the club is a disaster for the club’s future.
What is the Current Situation?
According to the present scenario, Messi and Barcelona sign a mutual clause that allows him to leave the club with any transfer fees. As per communication, it’s totally his decision and desire to leave any time before the end of the season.
However, due to the worldwide pandemic, the Spanish season did not finish within the stipulated schedule as per the agreement. Messi explained how Bartomeu failed to keep the words and forced him to stay with the club or repay the full buyout.
Messi believes in having a healthy relationship with both his club, supporters, and fans. He never wants to launch a damaging dispute to find a way out of Barcelona forcefully. So, he decided to stay with Barcelona and prepares himself to deal with the pandemic and disastrous year both on and off the grass.
Messi achieved fame and developed him as one of the best players in the world. Some say he is the best player in Barcelona’s history. He is the man who helped Barcelona reach heights and be one of the most popular clubs in the world. It is also true that the club Barcelona offered some tremendous and authentic world-class soccer for almost a decade to its supporters.