Lionel Messi is officially not a Barcelona player anymore. Yes! Even we write that with a heavy heart. His contract expired midnight and now, Leo Messi has become a free agent. Lionel Messi fans from all over the world were waiting for Barcelona to announce the renewal of his contract. In fact, a television channel in Spain also ran a countdown just before his contract with Barcelona ended. But only our dejection there had been no update about his contract at least until now. Needless to say that the netizens reacted on social media in dismay. Lionel Messi Set to Become a Free Agent As New Contract With Barcelona Not Finalised Yet. 

Some of them were extremely sad about Messi's becoming a free agent. The social media users took to Twitter to bid adieu to the Argentine.  Last year Lionel Messi had publically expressed his desire to quit Barcelona after his tussle with the board. The rift was so deep, that Messi very often took to social media to slam the club. But after Joan Laporta becoming the President, his equation with Barca changed drastically. Now, let's have a look at the tweets by netizens.


Free Agent

Free Agent that every club wants: 

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As per reports, Manchester City has apparently offered to sign Lionel Messi. However, Barcelona is reportedly working on Messi's new contract and they would announce the renewal soon.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 01, 2021 08:47 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website