Lionel Messi is no longer a player for Barcelona after a scrambled transfer despite FC Barcelona having reached an agreement with the player and a clear intention of both parties to sign a new contract today, this couldn’t happen due to financial and structural obstacles (Spanish Liga regulations).
“As a result of this situation, Lionel Messi will not be returning to Barcelona but for the first time wearing another club’s outfit next season. Barca insist both sides were willing to extend his stay at the club. Messi can rejoin Barcelona if La Liga changes the face of their regulations.
The Legendary player has been a free agent since the end of 2020-2021 season. Messi is now open to contract elsewhere in Europe, a news which shocked the world of football.
Questions most most football fans are asking is where will the legendary Argentine star end up playing next?
Below are Several teams across Europe that will be ready to sign Lionel Messi after leaving Barcelona.
In France, PSG is most likely destination for Lionel Messi after pulling away when the player was closing on extending his stay at Barca. PSG focus is now on renewing Kylian Mbappe’s contract until an unexpected news of Messi.
According to L’Equipe, PSG will report a deficit of over 200 million euros, having had a deficit of 120 million euros last season. The club will have to sell players to raise funds if they want to sign the ex Barcelona star.
In England, Manchester City might be a likely destination for Messi if he choose EPL. A reunion with his former boss Pep Guardiola looks great but the reigning Premier League winners just sealed a deal around $139 million for Jack Grealish.
It is impossible for Manchester City to afford to pay Messi’s massive wage after securing Jack Grealish and Harry Kane to be next.
Manchester United on the other side of town could also try to sign the player after Marcus Rashford absence and will need to undergo shoulder surgery, keeping him off the pitch until October.
The Red devils had also made giant signing this summer, with Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane expected to arrive after both side agreed a deal.
Not forgetting Liverpool has also developed an interest for the Argentine..
Inter Milan from Italy has also reported could be interested. Time will tell if Lionel Messi will rejoin Barcelona or be playing for another side next season.