When it most seemed that Messi was going to finally clear up thanks to the new income managed by LaLiga, the bomb came in the afternoon of this Thursday: Barça renounces Messi. It does not even reach him with that reinforcement of money to which, by the way, he was making disgust within that line of follow-up of Laporta towards Florentino. The note talks about ‘economic and structural obstacles (regulations of the Spanish league)’ and that’s the way it is. Messi’s new contract, even with a reduction (or rather, postponement, in deferred payments) does not fit in the suitcase together with everything that already exists. But eIt is intriguing that Barça link in time this resignation and its complaint against the ‘CVC agreement’.
Even without having the accounts in hand (who has them?) I did not imagine how Barça could respect the limits of economic control, even for a reviewer willing to indulgence, as was the case in Tebas. Only Aleñá, Mathieu and Todibo have left, it has not been possible to sell Dembelé, Coutinho and Griezmann, they have signed Agüero, Memphis, Eric García and Emerson and there is no news of a response from the captains (Piqué, Busquets, Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto, who abused Bartoméu as Messi’s gang) at the request that they be lowered 40%. That account couldn’t get out in any way.
In time we will know in detail what happened in the hours leading up to the decision. At the moment what there is is a loss. After Cristiano, LaLiga was enduring by the immense prestige of Messi. Now our championship is held by the high poster of its main clubs, but no dazzling figure remains. The eyes turn more than ever to Mbappé, in the idea that Messi lands at PSG and he agrees to negotiate with Madrid, that although he has taken better care of his accounts, he is fully involved in the commitment of the stadium. Regarding Barça, there is a void that time will alleviate. Anyway, it was nice while it lasted.