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WHY DID MESSI’S NEW DEAL TAKE SO LONG?

There has been all sorts of speculation over the future of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. The pressure steadily mounted as the Argentina international could agree terms with clubs outside of Spain with eight months left on his deal. After 17 years at the Camp Nou, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner could discuss a potential move in six weeks.

Eventually, the club and the player – and his team – eventually reached an agreement. Barca had earlier announced that the contract was done and that Messi’s father has signed. However, without the player’s signature it was all void. Read more »