LIONEL MESSI will go away Barcelona if he doesn’t comply with a pay lower.
That’s the opinion of Barca presidential candidate Emili Rousaud who known as the Argentine’s £500,000-a-week wage ‘unsustainable’.
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Messi was near leaving in the summertime after handing in a transfer request demanding the Catalans let him leave on a free.
Manchester City were frontrunners in the race to sign him given the ahead’s hyperlinks to Pep Guardiola and Metropolis’s huge monetary assets.
However he ultimately stayed put after the Catalans insisted the discharge clause he was attempting to set off had already expired.
The 33-year-old’s contract expires subsequent summer season anyway and his future is much from determined.
However Rousaud says until he agrees to a wage lower there will be no likelihood of extending his keep on the Nou Camp.
He informed Catalan newspaper ARA: “We’ll have to take a seat down with Messi and ask him to make a wage lower.
“Proper now, with issues as they’re, it is unsustainable. We’ll ask him to make the sacrifice. If there is not any settlement, then Messi will go away.
“Messi has written essentially the most sensible pages within the membership’s historical past. We’ve got to honour our legends, however the actuality is what it’s.
“I consider that issues must be mentioned as they’re.
“We will not idiot our members. We’ll make each effort to make sure he stays, however at all times with the pursuits of the membership first.”
The Messi matter is on the coronary heart of the upcoming Barcelona presidential elections.
He informed ESPN: “I am satisfied that with a aggressive, thrilling and, particularly in Messi’s case, long-term venture – one that might even transcend the day that Messi retires – we’ll persuade him to remain.
“Messi is the very best participant within the historical past of the No 1 sport on the earth. Think about what meaning.
“For that motive, the Messi-Barca affiliation is a strategic one and we should do every part potential to ensure the affiliation lives on.
“Conserving in thoughts he can communicate with different golf equipment in January, phoning Messi have to be one of many priorities.”
Man City are still said to be keen on the superstar and can ramp up their switch pursuit subsequent 12 months.
Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo said he never saw Messi as a rival and claimed their relations had been at all times cordial.
Messi and Ronaldo’s combat to be topped the GOAT continues to rage on