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newsfootball2 days ago

Diego Maradona would have been very happy with Copa America win, admits Cesar Luis Menotti

Former Argentina coach Cesar Luis Menotti believes that Diego Maradona would have been proud and very happy at Argentina and Lionel Messi’s Copa America trophy win. The La Albiceleste lifted the 2021 Copa America for the first time in 28 years after beating rivals Brazil in the final in Brazil.
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newsfootball7 days ago

Amazing feeling playing for Barcelona as its dream come true, proclaims Memphis Depay

Memphis Depay has admitted that playing for Barcelona is a dream come true and something that he has dreamed of doing since he was a child with him ready to win trophies. The former Olympique Lyon attacker signed for Barcelona on a free transfer this summer on a contract until June 2023.
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newsfootball15 days ago

Lionel Messi agrees to a potential contract extension with Barcelona

According to BBC, Lionel Messi has agreed to stay at Barcelona on a deal until 2026 that includes reducing his wages to half of his previous salary. In order to compensate Laliga’ wage cap, the announcement is dependent on player departures that will help to fund the Argentina captain's wages.
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newsfootball17 days ago

Everything is progressing adequately with Lionel Messi’s contract, reveals Joan Laporta

Joan Laporta has claimed that contract talks with Lionel Messi are 'progressing adequately'. The Barcelona president exclaimed that the Liga giants are still working on freeing up space in their salary cap that will allow the club icon to be tied down on fresh terms and be part of the new era.
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featurefootball20 days ago

Heart-breaking losses, Paneka penalties and a retirement: A Complete History of Lionel Messi’s failures with Argentina

Arguably the greatest player ever, Argentina’s most capped and their record goalscorer, with twice the number of goals Diego Maradona managed. And yet, for all those stats, all his trophies and those individual accolades, Messi’s time with Argentina has been nothing but a series of heart-breaks.
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newsfootball20 days ago

Joan Laporta will solve Lionel Messi’s contract issue at Barcelona, proclaims Ronald Koeman

Ronald Koeman admits to being 'concerned' by Lionel Messi's contract situation with the Argentine superstar still a free agent as Barcelona cannot afford to put a new deal in place. With salary-cap issues that pose plenty of problems, Messi has been allowed to drop into the free-agent pool.
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newsfootball21 days ago

Manchester City or PSG signing Lionel Messi would be financial doping, asserts Javier Tebas

La Liga president Javier Tebas believes that should either Manchester City or PSG sign Lionel Messi, it would be financial doping as the two sides have suffered heavy losses. The Argentine is a free-agent and hasn’t re-signed with Barcelona as the club are facing Financial Fair Play issues.
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newsfootballa month ago

Reports | Paris Saint-Germain make contract offer to free-agent Lionel Messi

According to AS, Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain have made a contract offer to Lionel Messi that trumps the contract extension that Barcelona have offered the Argentine superstar. The 34-year-old is officially a free-agent at the moment but is reportedly set to sign a new deal with Barcelona.
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newsfootballa month ago

We want Lionel Messi to stay but still have financial fair play to sort out, admits Joan Laporta

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has revealed that while the Catalan giants want Lionel Messi to stay, they still need to sort out the financial fair play issues. The Argentine’s contract expired at midnight on July 1st with him now officially a free agent and capable of signing for anyone.
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newsfootballa month ago

Lionel Messi becomes free-agent after contract expiry on June 30th

Lionel Messi’s contract with Barcelona officially expired at midnight on June 30th with the Argentine a free-agent despite months of rumours and reports indicating that an extension was near. The 34-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Camp Nou but hasn’t made a decision on his future.
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