Lionel Messi’s contract situation with Barcelona has yet to find a bright spot, even though there has been a verbal agreement on the latest offer from Barca. According to the legend of Brazil and Barca, Ronaldinho, Messi should stay with Barca forever.
In fact, Messi and Barca have agreed on a new five-year contract. However, there is no official signature on paper on the latest contract document. Financial problems to meet Messi’s salary are an obstacle.
Messi himself even though has accepted if his salary is cut by 50 percent on his new contract later. However, the Blaugrana are still trying to loosen the salary budget by selling several players.
In other words, until now Messi’s status is still a free transfer player. As long as there is no agreement on paper, it is still very possible if Messi changes his mind and moves to another club. However, this is very small.
“I think he should stay, he is the history of Barcelona. When Messi retires and I hope it doesn’t happen in the near future, he will retire the number 10 and no one else can use it,” explained Ronaldinho as quoted by Goal.