BEVERLY HILLS, February 01, (THEWILL) – After the Sunday media storm that placed La Liga giants FC Barcelona football club in the klieg lights of the sporting press on Sunday due to the leakage of their substantial four-year agreement payment with their standout gamer Lionel Messi, Barcelona was rapidly on the protective to the point of threatening legal action against the leakage.

Nevertheless, they were not alone because defence. From the highest office of Spanish football came the voice of support for a club on the edge. La Liga’s President Javier Tebas joined the discussion by backing Barcelona in firmly insisting that the club’s monetary situation is due to the coronavirus pandemic and not Lionel Messi or the player’s agreement.

The furore began after well-read Spanish newspaper El Mundo reported on Sunday that the offer superstar captain Messi checked in 2017, which is because of end this season, deserves more than EUR555million over four years with some inclusive juicy add-ons.

The leakage just included more speculation and noise to the situations surrounding the choice of the Argentine genius to leave Camp Nou prior to the 2020-21 campaign. It was not the very best of times for such information to become public fodder which just fomented extreme disputes amongst fans online about the financial troubles the club was sustaining as a fallout of the COVID-19 crisis.

These were all in the mind of Tebas when he published his reaction to the social media platform, Twitter: “Barcelona’s fragile financial situation [like other big clubs] is not Messi’s fault but the destructive result of COVID.

” Without the pandemic, the earnings produced by the best player in history would prop up that expenditure.

” The sensationalism that surrounds the matter is unreasonable.”

The male at the centre of the storm, Messi, whose contract ends at the end of this season, has been heavily related to 2 clubs that have shown interest in investing the sort of cash that will obtain his services: Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain and Premier League giants Manchester City.

If no new contract originates from Barca, the next season could see among the most renowned La Blaugrana constants handle the colours of another club next season. The player who scored his 650th Barca goal in Sunday’s 2-1 LaLiga success versus Athletic Bilbao, may be transferring to another city after a life time of record-setting and record-smashing at the Catalan club.

Prior to, then, Messi put all the noise aside and went to service against the side that won the Spanish Super Cup at their expense and got him sent off for his very first Barca red card. The six-time Ballon d’Or opened the scoring with a 20th-minute free-kick prior to Jordi Alba’s own objective brought back parity, though Griezmann secured maximum points in the 74th minute.

Messi, who is uncovering various elements of his genius by the day this season, such as a go back to free-kick objectives, has 12 objectives and 2 helps in the league for Barca and has helped bring them back to considering a joint-second location position in the league standings but still 10 points adrift of leaders Atletico Madrid, who have a video game in hand.