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Free agent Lionel Messi gets an offer from 'worst club in the world' (Check out)

Lionel Messi will forever be recognised as the ultimate Barcelona legend. However, he is a free agent now, as his contract with the Catalan has expired. Although he is expected to sign a new contract, he has an offer from the 'worst team in the world'.

Free agent Lionel Messi gets an offer from 'worst club in the world' (Check out)-ayh
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Kolkata, First Published Jul 2, 2021, 1:58 PM IST
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Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi is currently busy leading his national side in Copa America 2021, as it faces Ecuador in the quarters on Saturday. However, his club status remains uncertain as his contract with Barcelona expired on Thursday, while he is currently a free agent.

Messi has played for the Catalan for 17 years, and one can hardly imagine him playing for any other club. Although he is expected to sign a new contract with the side, a move away from Camp Nou cannot entirely be ruled out, and now that he is a free agent, Barca has no control over him.

Meanwhile, he has received offers from numerous clubs (small and big) since becoming a free agent, including one from his boyhood club Newell's Old Boys. But interestingly, he has also received an offer from the self-proclaimed 'worst club in the world'.

Old Boys has been sharing numerous posts on Twitter, tagging Messi in it. The club desires to have his talisman back, while Messi expressed his interest in retiring at the club.

"Hi Leo, are you there?" a tweet read from the club. "Messi: Your dream is our fantasy; Newell's encourages you and waits," read another tweet.

Speaking of the 'worst club in the world', it happens to be none other than Brazil's Ibis Sport Club that holds the Guinness World Record for not winning a single game for three years and 11 months. Meanwhile, it has the weirdest of offers for the Argentine.

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"Hello, we are very happy because your contract is ending. Therefore, we are here with a proposal for you to play for the worst team in the world," the club wrote in a tweet. Below are the terms and conditions of his contract:

1 - Duration of 15 years on the contract, starting July 1, 2021
2 - Performance-based salary (on merit)
3 - You can't score many goals (cause for contract termination)
4 - You can't be a champion (reason for contract termination)
5 - You can't wear the No. 10 shirt (it's for Mauro Shampoo)
6 - Swear three times that Pele is much better than Maradona by looking into the mirror

Besides, some of the standard European clubs also expressed their desire to have Messi and presented their contract for him. It ranged from Netherlands' FC Volendam to America's Real Salt Lake. However, the most promising chances lie with France's Paris Saint Germain and English champion Manchester City.

Nevertheless, Barca is still confident of having Messi back. His contract situation is reportedly held up owing to La Liga's financial fair play regulations. The organisers have demanded that the Catalan must reduce its wage bill to afford Messi, while the club is already under a €1 billion debt.

"We want him to stay and Leo wants to stay; everything is on track. We still have the financial fair play to sort out ... we're in the process of finding the best solution for both parties," said Barca president Joan Laporta to Onda Cero.

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