Messi a free agent as contract talks continue
01 July 2021 | 2:26 pm
Argentina's Lionel Messi has yet to agree on a new contract with Barcelona, the club where he has spent his entire career, and is now a free agent. Barca's all-time top scorer, who joined as a 13-year-old in September 2000, will not officially belong to the club until he puts pen to paper on a contract extension.
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