Crazy as it may sound, Lionel Messi is a free agent. The Argentine legend has not reached an agreement with Barcelona to extend his contract before June 30 and he could sign with any other club for free if he wants to. However, he is expected to sign a new deal with the Cules soon.
The 34-year-old megastar was close to leaving the club last year amid a terrible atmosphere after Barca's embarrassing Champions League elimination at the hands of Bayern. Despite he pushed hard to leave, Messi eventually backed down and stayedb for the remaining year of his contract.
However, that season has already passed and he hasn't put pen to paper to renew yet. Multiple reports state he will continue in Barcelona, but that didn't prevent the soccer community from picturing Messi with other colors.
Fans react to Messi becoming a free agent
The day has finally come, and Messi is officially a free agent. The Blaugranas seem optimistic about re-signing their star in the upcoming days, but they have no longer control of the situation and the Argentine player has the option of moving anywhere else.
Even though he will likely stay at the Camp Nou, fans from all over the world didn't seem to care as they were all over social media sharing hilarious memes regarding the possibility of Messi signing for another team.
Lionel Messi is still focused on Argentina's journey at the Copa America 2021, but in the meantime, he is no longer under contract with Barcelona. However, he will probably re-join the team soon, unless he decides to shock the soccer world again.