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Lionel Messi banned from Barcelona

Barcelona have banned captain, Lionel Messi, from participating in the club’s training.

AS reports that Messi will not be training at Barcelona until he signs a new contract with the Camp Nou club.

 

The Argentina captain has been a free agent since July 1.

 

Despite an announcement that the Barca number 10 would sign a five-year contract, the deal is yet to be signed.

 

Due to Barcelona’s financial struggles, Messi has been forced to accept a pay cut in order to remain at the club.

The deal will reportedly see Messi take a 50 per cent pay cut.