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One because he has been at war with his club since last summer, and the other because he is the soap opera of each renewal, Messi and Sergio Ramos They start 2021 without a contract for the next season. Captains of Barça and Real Madrid they have to close their future, although the situations are quite different in each case.
Both end their contracts with their respective teams on June 30, like other ‘top’ footballers: Memphis Depay, David Alaba, Sergio Agüero, Ángel Di María… or their own Luka Modric and Lucas Vázquez at Real Madrid. The economic situation that the pandemic has left in football will be a key factor in solving these operations, either to renew or to sign for other clubs.
The soap opera Messi started last summer with the famous burofax. The resignation of Josep María Bartomeu has calmed spirits to a certain extent, but the Argentine is not sure at all that he is going to rectify his initial intention to leave the club of his entire life.
The pre-candidates for the elections On January 24, they are clear that this is an issue to be addressed, but there are pros and cons to take into account. The social pressure for Messi to continue as blaugrana contrasts with the economic cost that this entails, since his record is the highest (by far) of the entire squad. The club financial crisis it is obvious, and the next president will have to face it. A drastic solution would be to save the Argentine’s salary.
However, for Barcelona to lose Messi would be to give up the best footballer in its history. Also doing it for free, an offense that many would not forgive. At the start of the season with serious doubts in sports, Messi looks favorably on his possible destinations, with the Manchester City of Pep Guardiola as your priority.
Each end of contract Sergio Ramos the same thing happens. The environment of the captain culé filters that he has not received any call from Florentino Pérez, and this in turn filters that he is not willing to accept the amounts requested by the camero defense.
Ramos has 34 years and he has, at most, a good contract. Offers are not lacking from outside, but his intention is continue at Real Madrid … although not at any price. The passive-aggressive relationship he has with the president of Real Madrid does not offer a comfortable setting to negotiate, especially in the current context, but in sport he has the indisputable support of Zinedine Zidane. The Frenchman has been clear: he wants his situation to be resolved (like that of Modric, 35, and Lucas Vázquez, 29), and that “it be quickly fixed for the good of all.”
Ramos’ intention is a fixed two-year contract; the club offers you one, plus another optional. But beyond this detail, which is minor to some extent, the economic details are the ones that cost the most to close: Madrid wants a downward renewal and Ramos is reluctant to do so.