It’s been a couple of months since Lionel Messi departed FC Barcelona. However, the Spanish club continues to be connected with the Argentine forward through the financial side.
According to AS, Barcelona still sells items related to Messi in its shops. For example, a signed captain’s armband sold for €643.5, a 2020-21 season jersey signed by Messi sold for €1,170, and even a jersey signed by Xavi Hernandez, Andrés Iniesta, and Messi at the cost of €2,950.
The official Barcelona store also continues to use the image of Messi in conjunction with that of other culés legends; such is the case of a kit from the 2013-14 season signed by the Argentine star, Xavi Hernández, and Iniesta. In this case, the price of the garment shoots up to €2,950.
Messi left this past summer after Barcelona couldn’t afford to fit his contract under the La Liga wage salary cap. As a result, they had to part ways with their club legend.
Nonetheless, the Argentine still ‘continues playing’ for Barca and helping his former team generate extra-sports income thanks to exploiting his image.