The biggest concern for Barça fans during this entire summer transfer window was regarding the contract renewal of Lionel Messi. However, Cules could breathe a sigh of relief as the Barça board has the intention to make an official announcement of Messi’s contract renewal as soon as possible.
The club wanted to make this announcement within the next 48 hours so that Messi would deliver a speech before Barca’s match against Juventus for the Joan Gamper trophy. Moreover, the club wants to confirm this deal quickly so that they could add Lionel Messi along with this window’s transfer signings like Eric Garcia, Sergio Aguero, and Memphis Depay to the new squad for this season.
Fans would wonder how did the club manage to make arrangements for Messi’s contract. All credit goes to an investment company called CVC Capital Partners. This company invested €2.7 billion in exchange for 10% ownership of La Liga. Moreover, the money invested by CVC will be distributed among all clubs according to their TV deals. Hence Real Madrid and Barcelona made the most profit by taking a majority of cash. Consequently, Barça was able to handle the Messi contract situation without any problems.
Will Messi Take part against Juventus this weekend for the Joan Gampar trophy?
Juventus and Barcelona will most likely send their best eleven on the field on 8th August as this match will be a historic event. As a result, fans all around the world are expecting Messi and Ronaldo to step into the field. Moreover, this could be the last time that these two legends will face off against each other. Therefore football fans are waiting in anticipation for this match to begin.
However, fans could be left disappointed if either one of the two players misses out on this match. Earlier this week it looked like Messi would not play against Juventus due to his contract renewal issues. But it seems like Messi will give a speech as per tradition before the match if the board makes an official announcement of Messi’s contract renewal.
Although Barcelona has not officially confirmed whether Messi will take part in this match. Hence it is better to wait for official news regarding Messi’s involvement. Nonetheless, it will be an interesting match as both teams would play their starting lineup as their respective leagues will commence in a few weeks.