Lionel Messi will not be training with Barcelona until he signs a new contract at the Spanish club, according to reports.
The Argentine has been a free agent since July 1 but is still likely sign a new deal at the Catalan giants.
Despite an announcement that Messi would sign a five-year deal the contract has yet to be signed.
Due to Barcelona’s financial struggles, their captain has been forced to accept a pay cut in order to remain at the Nou Camp, aso Naija reports.http://www.asonaija.com
Messi posted a picture of himself sipping cocktails with Luis Suarez as reports emerged that he is ‘banned’ from Barcelona training.
The Argentine has been a free agent since July 1 but is expected to sign fresh terms on a new deal before the start of the La Liga season.
Reports last month indicated that Messi was prepared to take a 50 percent pay cut and sign a new five-year deal with Barcelona.
But with less than two weeks until the Catalan club get their campaign underway, the 34-year-old’s future is still up in the air – not that Messi seems particularly fazed by the whole affair.