The commitment has ended and, although there is an agreement to extend it, it has not yet been initialed. The footballer, in case of injury in the Copa America, will depend on the insurance contracted by the AFE.

Messi, during a training session with Argentina.DOUGLAS GREATAFP

At 00.00 hours, Leo messi has officially ceased to have a contract with him Barcelona. It is a mere formality, because there is already an agreement between the Barça club and the player himself to expand it. For the moment, however, not signed yet, and that implies a series of consequences to take into account until said agreement is properly initialed.
For now, on paper and, at least, until his new contract with Bara is made official, an injury in the Copa America would suppose a complicated scenario. In principle, the Argentine will depend on the insurance contracted by the AFE, the Association of Spanish Footballers, a body to which the player has been affiliated since 2011. Although, however, it is not ruled out that the Barça entity itself has contemplated this assumption by means of some internal agreement.

In addition, the fact that the Argentine does not yet have a current contract with Bara with a view to the 2021-22 season is also having a series of consequences for the club’s ailing economy. For now some of their contracts with sponsors don’t quite start or they are not quite working as they should. For example, although it is the great symbol of the club, its saint and sea, they have not yet been made public. images of Messi wearing the new kit azulgrana. Legally, they are not authorized. Nor will he be selling those new shirts with the Argentine’s name and number.

The Bara, however, can use player images from previous seasons. Both through its official media and in promotional events. And, of course, keep your image and your name on your official website. He is also authorized to take advantage of images of the Argentine playing or training with the Argentine national team in this edition of the Copa America.

“Quiet”

For now, a message of calm is being transmitted from the Barça club. “Quiet“, the president just pointed out, Joan Laporta, before the cloud of informants who wanted to capture his feelings regarding the future of Messi on his arrival at the Camp Nou facilities. The top leader of Barcelona, ​​just a few days ago, expressed his particular illusion to make Messi’s renewal official either on June 24, coinciding with his saint and the 34th anniversary of the Argentine, or this very Tuesday, coinciding on this case with own birthday Laporta. For now, the much-desired good news, even though it is practically taken for granted, will have to wait. Maybe until the end of the Copa America.

Meanwhile, the Barça entity has been shedding pieces that do not enter into the plans of Ronald Koeman with a view to the coming campaign. Like french Jean-Clair Todibo, definitively transferred to Nice by 8.5 million of fixed euros and up to seven more in variables, as well as a percentage of a future transfer, the American Konrad of the Fountain, sold to Marsella Olympic for three million euros and a percentage of a hypothetical transfer, and the Brazilian Matheus Fernandes, whose contract was terminated after going practically unnoticed through the ranks of Bara. To such an extent that it was never even officially presented by the board then presided over by Josep Maria Bartomeu.


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