In the event of extending his contract .. “a special kind of history” awaits Messi
The fate of Argentine star Lionel Messi, the legendary captain of the first football team in Barcelona, has become the concern of all football fans in the whole world, after the end of the “Flea” contract officially in the “Camp Nou” and the lack of clarity until now about his future. And Lionel Messi’s contract with the Catalan club officially ended on the thirtieth of last June, so that the Argentine legend became free without contracts, after a 17-year march inside the Catalan castle, so that he had the right to sign for any club “for free” in the coming period. Messi’s future And Argentine press reports recently talked about a new development regarding the future of one of the most important players in the world, after the end of his contract. The Argentine “TYC” network stated that “time is running out in Barcelona and Messi has not given any signs of his future with them so far,” noting that “Al-Barghout” will announce his final decision in the next few days. And she added that Barcelona officials have “new ideas” to convince Messi to stay, through promises that the player gets when his career ends to remain associated with the Catalan club. For his part, Spanish press reports linked Messi’s future with Barcelona to several concerns related to financial fair play, which requires Barca officials to reduce the salaries of the Catalan team players, to accommodate the Argentine legend’s contract in financial terms. And the Spanish newspaper “Marca” states, in a recent report, that the player himself has concerns about the new contract with Barcelona, because he wants the tax matters to “clear”, especially since Barca’s offer to Messi includes his travel to the United States within two years, which will put him in problems. A new tax on his deferred money with the Catalan club. A special kind of history It is expected that Messi, the 34-year-old, will make a new history with Barcelona, if he signs a contract to extend his stay at the Camp Nou, to enter the list of players who spent their entire football career with only one team. Paolo Maldini The most prominent of these is the most famous defender in the history of the Italian League, Paolo Maldini, who represented Milan during 25 years and won 25 titles with the “Rossoneri” with a total of 902 matches he played in all competitions with Milan. His first participation with Milan was at the age of 16 in 1985 while he “hanged his shoes” in 2009. Maldini won 7 Serie A titles with AC Milan, 5 European Champions League titles, the Italian Cup title, 5 Italian Super Cup titles, the same number of European Super Cup, two Intercontinental Cup titles, and one Club World Cup title. Francesco Totti Italian legend Francesco Totti spent a quarter of a century with his team Roma, during which he participated in 786 games, scored 307 goals in all competitions, and is the second best scorer ever in the history of the Italian League, with 250 goals. With Roma, Totti won the Italian League title on one occasion, the Italian Cup on two occasions, and the Italian Super Cup, while he hung his shoes at the end of the 2016/2017 season. Jimmy Carragher Jimmy Carragher started his football career with Liverpool in 1996, and lasted 17 years until the 2013 season, during which he scored only 3 goals in a total of 508 games he played with the Reds. The English defender won the Cup in England on two occasions and did not win any league, while he won the Champions League with Liverpool after beating Milan on penalties in the Istanbul final. Ryan Giggs Welshman Ryan Giggs, adored by Manchester United fans, spent 15 years inside the walls of Old Trafford Castle, and managed to win 34 titles, including 13 Premier League titles and two Champions League titles. He also won 4 FA Cups through 963 matches he played with the Red Devils in all competitions. Lionel Messi Finally, Argentine star Messi is waiting for a special date with Barcelona, as he joined Barca at the age of thirteen, and participated for the first time in the Spanish League when he was 17 years old in October 2004, in a march that lasted 17 years so far, and can be increased. With Barcelona, Messi won the Spanish League 10 times, the King’s Cup 7 times, the Spanish Super 8 times, in addition to the European Champions League 4 times, the European Super 3, and also won the Club World Cup title.