Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona after the La Liga club failed to honor the player’s new contract with Paris Saint-Germain already in talks with the Argentina striker. Agree to renewal terms before his previous contract with Barcelona expires on June 30. However, the 34-year-old was expected to sign a new five-year contract with the Catalan club, which would have seen his salary cut by 50 per cent but this offer could not be fulfilled by Barcelona due to “financial and structural obstacles” as it was reported Sky Italy says PSG are hoping to convince Messi to move to Paris instead. Messi still wants to win titles and be part of a winning project that PSG can offer him. all of that. There is also his close friendship with Neymar and their desire to play together again with the French team’s long-standing desire to sign the player which has always seemed almost impossible until now. Messi spent his entire career at Barcelona, coming from the club’s academy before scoring 672 goals in 778 appearances after making his debut in 2003. Latest News | Leo #Messi will not continue with FC Barcelona – FC Barcelona (FCBarcelona) August 5, 2021 A statement from FC Barcelona said: “Although Barcelona and Lionel Messi have reached an agreement and the clear intention of both parties to sign a new contract today, this cannot happen due to financial obstacles. and structural (La Liga regulations). “As a result of this situation, Messi will not remain at FC Barcelona. Both parties deeply regret that the wishes of the player and the club will ultimately not be fulfilled. Personal and professional life.” Please use the Chrome browser for an accessible video player, Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth explains to The Transfer Show the reasons behind Lionel Messi’s departure from Barcelona. They have held talks with Vice Captains Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets and Sergi Roberto regarding Reducing their salaries by 40 per cent in exchange for contract extensions, they have also been trying to sell off several high-income earners including Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele, Philippe Coutinho, Samuel Umtiti and Martin Braithwaite but – again – none of them have found solutions yet. The maximum wages in La Liga are prospectively based on the club’s financial situation and they must adhere to the cap to avoid future financial penalties The cost of the Covid-19 pandemic has drastically cut Barcelona’s budget for the 2021-22 campaign, and an investment of 2.7 billion euros in La Liga was thought to be from Private equity firm CVC will help Barcelona overcome their difficulties, but the injection has not been sufficiently proven. In order to enable the club to hold on to Messi, Barcelona’s opening match will be in the World Cup. Spain’s Rey against Real Sociedad in 12 days, with Ronald Koeman staying in charge at the Nou Camp after his disappointing first season with the club. Sky Sports’ Lial Thomas: Barcelona were unable to score Messi because his new contract would break the club’s proposed wage structure for the 2021/22 season – despite a 50 per cent pay cut. Depending on the club’s financial situation and it must stick to the limit to avoid financial penalties, the cost of the Covid-19 pandemic has drastically cut Barcelona’s budget for the new campaign, and after further talks with t in the league and Messi on Thursday, the numbers – simply – add nothing. A new investment in La Liga from CVC Capital Partners was announced on Wednesday and brings hope of a windfall of £230m that will help Messi’s new five-year deal to be financial. However, sources in Spain told Sky Sports News that Barcelona – for the time being – is against investing CVC because they do not want to give up future revenue for the company, along with Real Madrid. LaLiga’s executive board but clubs have yet to vote on it, and it is due to take place on August 12. However, clubs in La Liga and Segunda do not need Real and Barcelona to agree to the deal. Comment further from their statement when contacted by Sky Sports News, and we are also trying to contact La Liga for comment. Ter Café Solhkull tells the transfer program where Lionel Messi could end up moving Sky Sports News’s Café Solhkull on the transfer programme: “It’s all about the money, that’s it. Messi was on a fantastic contract with Barcelona. He was getting close to £100m a year. That ran out at the end of last season, and there was no way Barcelona could give him that kind of contract again.” The first reason is that they have financial problems because of the pandemic. The second is the financial fair play rules in Spanish football, there was no way to give him another contract of the same size. “All summer they were working on a compromise, and the deal on the table was that he would have to cut his salary. Until this week, he seemed ready to accept that, with his wages dropping to around £50m. But in the past couple of days, everything has changed.” We don’t know yet if it’s because he feels he can get more money somewhere else, maybe a club talks to him and says come to Paris, we want you to reunite him with Neymar, or what Barcelona says is true, and even if Barcelona gives him a salary cut With 50 per cent, they won’t be able to keep him”. Analysis: What’s next? Sky Sports News. Darmish Sheth on the transfer programme: “If you go back to this time last summer, Messi announced that he wanted to leave Barcelona with one year left on his contract. – He believed that a clause in his contract would allow him to leave on a free transfer because he had indicated his intention to leave the club on a certain date. “Barcelona did not agree to it, there was a bit of a disagreement between the two parties and in the end, Messi reluctantly stayed at the club. He said he wanted to leave and cited family issues as well as another reason to finally decide he would stay at Barcelona.” Since then, he has enjoyed a season. Very well, not too many trophies, but on the field with Barcelona and it seemed like all the systems were going for a new long-term contract that would take him far beyond his football career – there was talk of life after playing, but within the FC Barcelona establishment. “And now we have this news that Barcelona has said that he will not continue at Barcelona and you are now wondering what is the next step?” Both parties because they said it could not be formalized due to structural and economic obstacles. “You wonder if those structural and economic hurdles can be overcome while providing a future for Messi at Barcelona. But as it stands, he has no future at this club.” Follow the summer transfer window with Sky Sports You can follow the latest transfer news and rumors on our blog dedicated to the club. Transfers on Sky Sports digital platforms, plus keep track of all developments on Sky Sports News.