LIONEL MESSI’s wages are not inexpensive for Barcelona – a presidential candidate claimed.
The £500k-a-week ace is out of contract in the summertime and set to depart the Catalan giants.
Lionel Messi’s wages are an issue for Barcelona – a presidential candidate saysCredit score: Rex Options
Emili Rousard desires Lionel Messi to remain however he must take a pay reduceCredit score: Rex Options
The La Liga side are dealing with monetary break with £700m money owed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
And Emili Rousard – who’s bidding to exchange former chief Josep Maria Bartomeu – insists he desires Messi to remain however he’d should take a pay reduce.
He informed Spanish newspaper AS: “We will not simply reduce all over the place, and that is it as a result of we might develop into small and we’ve got to suppose massive.
“The long run (of the membership) is in his fingers, however for the time being Leo’s wage is just not inexpensive.
“Messi is a winner and if he goes it will not be to be paid extra. Leo Messi is the participant who has given most to Barca of their historical past and what Messi has given is just not quantifiable.
“We cannot communicate with the participant till we’re in energy, however the individual that introduced him to Barcelona is on this bid, Jose Maria Minguella.”
Barcelona had seen their money owed double over the course of the 2019-20 season because of the lockdown.
The membership has just lately been hit with a wage cap of £342m – with the membership beforehand allowed to spend as much as £601.5m – a drop of 43 per cent.
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All season lengthy, Barcelona chiefs have been locked in talks with gamers, pleading with them to just accept a pay-cut for the great of the membership.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Gerard Pique, Frenkie De Jong and Clement Lenglet all signed new offers earlier this month.
They agreed to a short lived pay-cut of 30 per cent on the time of placing pen to paper.
However the remainder of the squad stalled on talks, together with Messi.
Lastly progress was made on Friday, with Koeman and his complete teaching workers all agreeing to cuts.
And now his gamers have adopted go well with, agreeing to a assist save a mixed £110m after many stars initially refused to take a reduce.