- Lionel Messi’s possible move to French club Paris Saint-Germain has generated more controversies at Spanish club Barcelona
- Reports have it that lawyers of the Catalan club are heading to court to stop the Ligue 1 giants from signing the Argentine
- Barca lawyers are citing PSG’s financial position as a statement claims that the club’s ratios in terms of 'Financial Fair Play' are worse than those of Barcelona
Lawyers of Catalan club Barcelona are officially making a blockbuster move to stop Lionel Messi’s move to French club Paris Saint-Germain, SPORTbible reports..
There is fresh drama unfolding over Messi’s possible switch to the Ligue 1 outfit as Barcelona are reportedly making a last gasp attempt to block the Argentine from joining PSG.
Messi expressed emotions during his farewell speech at the Camp Nou on Sunday August 8 and he had been heavily linked with a move to joining the Parisians.
According to Barcelona lawyers, the six-time Ballon d’or winner cannot join PSG based due to their financial data.
Juan Branco took to social media to post a statement that outlines their complaint against PSG. The statement reads via Football Faithful.
"On behalf of FC Barcelona partners, my firm has prepared a complaint with the European Commission and demands for provisional suspension before civil and administrative courts in France to prevent Paris-Saint Germain from signing Lionel Messi.
"PSG's ratios in terms of 'Financial Fair Play' are worse than those of FC Barcelona.
"In 2019-2020, PSG's salary-to-income ratio was 99%, while Barcelona's was 54%. Meanwhile, the difference has increased.
"It is inconceivable that the 'Financial Fair Play' serves to aggravate the drifts of football-business, the instrumentalization of football by sovereign powers, and the distortion of competitions."
Messi bids farewell to Barcelona fans by signing autographs
Messi had stated that he wanted to stay where he lived all his life and a contract between himself and the club had been agreed upon, only for La Liga to raise alarm over the club’s wage cap.
Unable to come to terms with the news, devastated supporters have continued to throng Camp Nou in solidarity with the six-time Ballon d’Or winner, Fan Sided reports.
As he headed out of Camp Nou following the press conference, Messi was seen signing autographs on photos and shirts for fans.
Aguero not happy with Messi's exit at Barcelona
Legit.ng earlier reported that Barcelona might be plunged into further crisis as latest reports have it that Argentine striker Sergio Aguero is already finding his way out following Lionel Messi’s exit, Forbes reports.
Aguero joined he Catalan giants from Premier League club Manchester City just this summer, but now he reportedly wants out.
Catalan outlet Beteve are reporting that the crisis rocking Barcelona could reach new heights as Aguero notified his lawyers to look at a possibility of canceling his contract.