Three reasons why Barcelona must sell Lionel Messi this winter

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Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

THE LAST SHOT TO CASH IN ON MESSI

If Barcelona does not negotiate a deal with Manchester City in the winter transfer market, then the Sky Blues will sign Messi on a free transfer. Messi and his agent are legally permitted to agree to personal terms once there are just six months left on his contract which technically means once the winter transfer market closes.

At the age of 33, Messi probably has two years left in his boots to perform at the highest level. It would be a wiser option to let the Argentinian player leave this January for over 100 million euros and in return, the transfer fee could be used to sign players to bolster the squad. It is high-time that Barca starts planning for a future without Messi.

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