When Messi's contract with Barcelona expired, then...

Is there really no way back for Lionel Messi from here? One of the greatest players in the history of the beautiful game, Barcelona captain and Argentine legend Lionel Messi is without a contract in 2021.

Messi has officially become a free agent as his Barcelona contract expired on Wednesday (June 30).

At a time when the Argentina captain is busy leading the La Albiceleste from the front in the 2021 edition of the Copa America tournament, Barcelona's upper echelons are leaving no stone unturned in securing a multi-million deal with the representatives of the club legend.

While Messi's contract with Barcelona has come to an end, the La Liga giants have remained tight-lipped about re-signing the legendary football at Camp Nou.

then the Argentine icon can join forces with any footballing superpower of his choice next season for free.

Despite all these positives, Barcelona have failed to secure Messi's signature for a contract extension and the Argentine icon becoming a free agent in the transfer window is a worrying sign for the La Liga giants. Barcelona are tasked to reduce their spending on lucrative wages as the club continues to fight their growing financial problems amid the pandemic.

Barcelona have already signed Sergio Aguero, and Memphis Depay. The two superstars are bound to collect lucrative wages next season.

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