Lionel Messi will be able to join Barcelona in their pre-season preparations even without signing a new deal with them. So, among other news of football live today, Messi will join Barcelona’s training before an extension to his contract arrives.
Lionel Messi is currently a free agent, after Barcelona’s financial woes have prevented them from re-signing their best football player. However, now, the club have set a timeline to renew the contract of their best football team striker and captain.
Despite all this, it seems Barcelona veteran Lionel Messi can participate in the just-restarting pre-season training sessions at Camp Nou.
Football Live Today – Messi Will Join Barcelona’s Training before an Extension
According to Diario Sport, Messi can resume join training as a free agent without a contract extension on two conditions.
The first thing that needs to happen is Barca would need to authorize the player to train with the squad.
Secondly, after approval from Barcelona themselves, Messi would need to take out his medical insurance that would cover pre-season training.
The Argentina international, as a matter of fact, has already taken out this medical insurance at Copa America.
However, this insurance is a necessity only for a temporary period.
As soon as Lionel Messi signs a new deal, he would then be covered by the club’s medical insurance policy.
In more good news, Barcelona won’t need to register Messi with the RFEF whenever he finally extends his Barça contract.
Because Messi has become a free agent, when he re-signs with Barcelona, the terms of a new signing will apply.
So, Barcelona will be paying only €1,200 to renew Messi’s club insurance.
This is the amount the RFEF request for all new players. This category includes those players who were already part of the squad and those who arrive from other teams.
The Catalan club have already paid the first registration fee for Messi back in the day, in other words.
So, there is no need to pay the €54,692 registration fee set by La Liga and the RFEF for signings from non-Spanish clubs.