By Daniel Davis For Mailonline
Published: 09:12 GMT, 1 January 2021 | Updated: 09:15 GMT, 1 January 2021
The Spanish press have reacted to the bombshell news that Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi is now finally free to negotiate with foreign clubs with a view to a summer move.
The 33-year-old looked set to leave the club before the start of the season, only for the board and a threat of a legal case to scupper his wishes, but will now be able to broker a switch.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Marca's striking front page on New Year's Day is emblazoned with the headline 'Messi is free to negotiate', as one of the biggest transfer sagas in recent history sparks back into life.
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is now able to speak to foreign clubs over a summer transfer
The front page of Marca declares Messi is 'free to negotiate' with six months left on his terms
The start of the January transfer window signals the fact that Messi's bumper contract has just six months left to run - allowing clubs from abroad to swoop in now and seal a deal.
Both Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are believed to be interested in luring Messi away from the Nou Camp for the first time in his trophy-laden senior career.
However, Marca have also