Big news coming out of Catalonia which has left FC Barcelona in shock. Could this actually happen? Lionel Messi rejects contract renewal with his current club FC Barcelona. This was reported by the Spanish press company Marca on the monday morning and a wave of shock is all around the football world. The report from Marca displayed Messi in his club’s home kit. Whereas the headlines that Messi received a renewal offer in July. But he rejected the offer. The key reason stated in the report was his tax problems with the Spanish authorities. The pressure of all those media speculations might have tested the patience of the Argentine and he eventually decided to end his tenure at the Catalan club. After all those bads for Barcelona fans, a good thing to hear is that Lionel is keen to fulfill his current contract till 2018.
Marca reported that FC Barcelona offered their number 10 a contract in July 2016. Lionel Messi was on vacations with his family when he discussed with his father on this matter. Jorge Messi and other advisers of Leo have recommended him to leave Spain. His representatives delivered the message to Josep Maria Botameu. Marca insisted that the president didn’t panic and hopes for a table talk in the near future.
Lionel Messi lost the court room proceedings and was sentenced to imprisonment. However, he didn’t spend time in the jail. The tax issues he is facing since a very young age is the major reason why Leo would think of an exit?
Although his agent and other advisers want him to live as soon as possible. But Marca insisted that Lionel Messi is keen to stick to his current contract. The contract expires in 2018 and the love from the club could make him stay at least until then.