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Barcelona say Lionel Messi is not going to be staying on the membership “due to monetary and structural obstacles”.

Messi, 34, has been a free agent since 1 July when his contract expired.

He agreed a brand new deal on decreased wages with membership two weeks later, nevertheless it was depending on Barca promoting gamers to afford his wage.

“Each events deeply remorse that the needs of the participant and the membership will finally not be fulfilled,” the membership stated.

Barcelona stated Messi was poised to increase his 21-year profession with the membership by signing the deal on Thursday, and blame La Liga for the failure to take action.

“Regardless of FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi having reached an settlement and the clear intention of each events to signal a brand new contract in the present day, this can’t occur due to monetary and structural obstacles [Spanish La Liga regulations],” the membership stated.

“FC Barcelona wholeheartedly expresses its gratitude to the participant for his contribution to the aggrandisement of the membership and desires him all the easiest for the longer term in his private {and professional} life.”

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