Lionel Messi RUMORS & NEWS

  • Barcelona's Lionel Messi to pay €252k fine in place of jail time for tax fraud

    ESPN FC "Lionel Messi will not spend any time in jail after a Barcelona court agreed that his 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud could be replaced with a fine of around €252,000. Messi's father Jorge, whose original sentence was reduced to 15 months upon appeal, has also seen his punishment..." July 07

  • Lionel Messi agrees new Barcelona deal until 2021

    Sky Sports "Lionel Messi has agreed terms on a new contract at Barcelona until 2021. The club say the deal will be signed in the coming weeks as Messi returns for pre-season training. "'The club is very happy with both the renewal and the commitment of Messi, the best player in history, who has played..." July 05

  • Supreme Court upholds 21-month sentence for Barcelona's Lionel Messi

    ESPN FC "Spain's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a 21-month suspended prison sentence for Barcelona star Lionel Messi in his appeal over three counts of tax fraud, a judicial source confirmed. However, the Barcelona star's father, Jorge Messi, has seen his sentence reduced from 21 to 15 months for his..." May 24

  • Lionel Messi's 21-month prison sentence in tax fraud case is upheld, but he is not expected to serve any jail time

    Business Insider "The Supreme Court in Spain has upheld a 21-month prison sentence for Argentine football star Lionel Messi and his father in the appeal of their tax fraud case. Neither are expected to serve any jail time. According to a Reuters report, sentences under two years in length in Spain can be served..." May 24

  • Barcelona fear they could lose Lionel Messi to this Premier League team

    The Express "Lionel Messi is again spearheading Barcelona's bid to win silverware this season. The Argentina international has scored the most goals in Europe with 48 across all competitions. However, despite his brilliant form, the 29-year-old's future at the Nou Camp is uncertain." April 30

  • Barcelona release statement on Lionel Messi following four-match ban

    The Express "The Argentina forward received the ban by FIFA yesterday for "having directed insulting words" at an official during Thursday's World Cup qualifier with Chile. He was caught on camera venting his fury at an assistant who signalled he had committed a foul in Argentina's 1-0 win. And Barcelona..." March 29

  • Cocaine with Lionel Messi branding seized by Peruvian police

    Sporting News "Peruvian police announced they seized 1,417 kilos of cocaine Wednesday that was packaged with images of Barcelona star Lionel Messi. Not only was Messi's face plastered all over the packaging, but his name, the Barcelona logo and the seal of the King of Spain was also depicted, Peruvian..." March 23

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