Lionel Messi RUMORS & NEWS

  • Lionel Messi is 'already playing under his new Barcelona contract', claims president Josep Maria Bartomeu

    Daily Mail "Josep Maria Bartomeu has ended any uncertainty surrounding Lionel Messi's future at Barcelona by revealing that the five-time Ballon d'Or winner is already playing under the terms of a new contract. Messi's original deal expires at the end of the 2017-18 season and earlier this summer the..." September 15

  • Report: Messi persuaded Barcelona to end interest in Ozil

    Pro Soccer Talk "There’s only one way to describe Barcelona’s summer transfer window; and that is unpredictable. Supporters of the club may want to use disappointing instead, but that’s neither here nor there at the moment. The Blaugrana did manage to bring in Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele following Neymar’s..." September 04

  • 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

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