Lionel Messi have officially leave Barcelona after no agreement and this could be big news for Chelsea who are interested in making a move for him earlier this summer.
The Argentine have called it quit with Barcelona where he played all his football career as he is now a free agent and he could be joining any team of his choice which include Chelsea who showed interest in signing him this summer window.
Barcelona have now confirmed Lionel Messi will leave the club after a new contract couldn’t be signed as clubs are now on the alert to make their moves with him free to sign but wages could be the problem for any team who want to bring him in.
The President of the club earlier confirmed that the forward will be extending his stay with the club, although it failed to happen and the player have decided he can no more wait for them to fix things as he has left the team.
Lionel Messi will be joining another club ahead of the new season as he is now confirmed as a free agent with Chelsea among favorite to land him and he might be the reason Thomas Tuchel won’t go after Lukaku anymore if they can sign him.
Although he has been a free agent for months after his contract expired with Barcelona holding out with them looking to extend his contract which they knew they couldn’t do due to problems they already have going with new players.
The Club were unable to make a new deal official due to financial fair play that have stopped them from offering him a new contract, same reason why most of their key players were told to take a pay cut or move elsewhere this summer window.
Lionel Messi was eager to stay with the club but due to no intention of making a deal happen he had no choice but to make a move which have seen him calling it quit with Barcelona after a long time playing with them.
Fabrizio Romano confirmed the latest developments which have seen the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea have been linked with a move picking up the news and will be looking to make their moves.
They will have to face power house Paris Saint Germain who are also looking to link Lionel Messi with Neymar who once played together at Barcelona before he was sold to the French giant for a record breaking transfer fee.