Barcelona have reportedly tried to block Lionel Messi’s proposed transfer to PSG in a final attempt to retain the Argentine superstar. Elsewhere, Sergio Aguero took stock of his plans for the future.
That being said, here are the updates on Barcelona transfers for August 8, 2021.
Barcelona try to block Lionel Messi’s impending move
Barcelona believe the French club are in breach of financial fair play guidelines and sent a report to the Court of Appeal which allegedly said:
“PSG’s financial fair play ratio is worse than Barcelona’s. In 2019/20, 99% of PSG income was used for salaries, while it was 54% for Barcelona. “
While the odds are slim, it remains to be seen whether Barcelona’s call will actually block Lionel Messi’s transfer to PSG.
Sergio Aguero will remain in Barcelona for the time being
Sergio Aguero is expected to stay at Barcelona for at least the 2021-22 season. The former Manchester City forward joined the club as a free agent earlier this summer.
The Argentine is reportedly already on the lookout for a Barcelona departure following the club’s failure to re-sign Lionel Messi. However, according to SPORT’s Albert Roge, Aguero said:
“Don’t worry, you have me all year.”
This would imply that Aguero is ready to stay with the club for the coming season, but will assess his options at the end of the campaign.
Lionel Messi has yet to finalize the deal with PSG
Lionel Messi has still not finalized his impending agreement to join the French giants of PSG. The Argentine has reportedly agreed on personal terms with the club, but is still reviewing the final details of the contract.
This is according to Fabrizio Romano, who reported that Lionel Messi had not yet traveled to Paris for his medical examination. However, the Italian journalist believes it is only a matter of time before the Argentine is a PSG player.
Lionel Messi has confirmed PSG’s interest in their last Barcelona press conference. He said:
“(PSG) is honestly a possibility, to reach these heights, but I haven’t confirmed anything with anyone. When the press release went out, I got a lot of calls and a lot of clubs were interested. this moment I “We haven’t closed anything, but we’re talking about a lot of things.”