FC Barcelona Hopes to Keep Lionel Messi, Make Him Highest-Paid Player

Lionel Messi’ pic
Lionel Messi
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After volunteering with Ohio’s public defender department during college, attorney Geoffrey Scovil moved to the Albuquerque, New Mexico, area. There, he served in the state’s public defender department before becoming a solo practitioner in Albuquerque. Aside from his legal work, Geoff Scovil follows soccer and his favorite team is FC Barcelona.

Though Lionel Messi’s contract is set to expire in 2018, Josep Maria Bartomeu, FC Barcelona’s president, is adamant about keeping the star player in Spain. While talking to reporters in late December, Bartomeu praised Messi by boldly calling the star the absolute best footballer in the sport’s history. Prepared to back up his statement, Bartomeu is ready to make Messi the world’s highest-paid soccer player to keep him in Barcelona.

The team’s management has already made strides in securing the team’s future through other players. Both Luis Suarez and Neymar recently renewed their contracts with the team through 2021. The 29-year-old Messi, who has won World Player of the Year five times, has played with Barcelona for his entire professional career.


Luis Suárez is the Newest Member of FC Barcelona’s Free Kick Club

FC Barcelona Image: fcbarcelona.com
FC Barcelona
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Geoffrey Scovil is an attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico, specializing in Habeas Corpus law. Outside of work, Geoffrey Scovil enjoys watching soccer, and his favorite team is FC Barcelona. The iconic team recently added another of its players to the free-kick club, which is comprised of players who have scored a goal from a direct free kick.

Luis Suárez, who has scored a staggering 88 total goals for Barcelona, joined the free-kick club during the team’s Spanish league match against Real Betis on August 20th. FC Barcelona won the match 6-2, thanks in part to Suárez’ hat trick, which included his first direct free-kick goal for the club.

Luis Suárez joins the ranks of teammates like Ivan Rakitic and Jeremy Mathieu, who have each also scored a free-kick goal. Neymar Jr., who recently won a gold medal playing for Brazil in the Summer Olympic Games, has scored two free-kick goals for Barcelona. Of course, these all pale in comparison to the team’s star, Leo Messi, who has scored a total of 23 free-kick goals for Barça. Aside from cementing Suárez’ name in club history, the win against Betis provided a good start to the team’s Spanish league title defense.