sport news Barcelona: Spanish newspapers urge for 'calm' as Lionel Messi becomes a free ...

sport news Barcelona: Spanish newspapers urge for 'calm' as Lionel Messi becomes a free ...
sport news Barcelona: Spanish newspapers urge for 'calm' as Lionel Messi becomes a free ...
Spanish newspapers urge for 'calm' as Lionel Messi becomes a free agent for first time in his career... with Barcelona still 'confident' of keeping Argentine superstar to extended terms amid drawn out contract talks Spanish newspapers have urged 'calm' after Lionel Messi's contract expired  Barcelona have failed to reach an agreement over extended terms with Messi  However, club chiefs remain confident that a new contract will be agreed Messi, 34, attempted to leave last summer before staying on for 2020-21 

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Spanish newspapers have urged for 'calm' after Lionel Messi became a free agent overnight upon the expiration of his contract at Barcelona

The Argentine superstar, 34, attempted to leave the Nou Camp last summer in extraordinary circumstances but opted to commit to the club in a bid to avoid a complex legal battle over the eligibility of an exit clause in his contract.

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With a year remaining on his deal, the Catalonians have worked hard to get Messi on side over the past 12 months and negotiations over a new deal have been under way for some time.

Spanish newspapers have stressed 'calm' among fans after Lionel Messi became a free agent

Spanish newspapers have stressed 'calm' among fans after Lionel Messi became a free agent

The 34-year-old's contract expired last night and the Argentine is now officially a free agent

The 34-year-old's contract expired last night and the Argentine is now officially a free agent

However, club chiefs are yet to reach an agreement with Messi over extended terms and as a result, he is now a free agent after his contract expired at midnight on July 1. 

And Spain's typically brutal media have taken a relaxed stance over the latest development in the Messi saga, urging Barcelona's naturally concerned fans for 'calm' with the club still expected to secure

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