In the early morning of the 6th, Barca club suddenly released a statement without warning that the negotiations with Messi were fruitless – the two sides could not renew their contract.
Although so far Messi has not returned to the team to participate in the joint training, but before the release of the statement, the outside world is generally optimistic that Messi signed but a matter of time. The Gamble Cup would be the Barca captain’s return debut.
However, the reality is not as smooth as the fans expected, since July, Barcelona has found the highest paid players in the team hope to agree on a pay cut.
However, the reality is not as smooth as the fans expected, since July, Barcelona has been negotiating with the highest paid players in the team, hoping to reach an agreement on the pay cut.
However, except for Piqué who earlier stated that he was willing to take a pay cut, Busquets, Alba and Roberto, all clearly refused the offer.
At the same time, Barcelona is facing setbacks in selling players: Umtiti can’t even be rented out, Pjanic, Griezmann and others have been rumored numerous times, but no official offer has been seen so far.
According to UEFA and La Liga’s Financial Fairness Act, the team’s total salary must be controlled at less than 70% of revenue, but Barca’s figure today, is 110%.
This means that Barca cannot afford Messi’s annual salary of about 50 million euros after the pay cut.
In order to stay at Barca, Messi, who previously had an in-depth talk with Laporta, agreed to a new contract package with a salary cut and an extended payment period. If this 5-year contract is executed, he will be 39 years old, basically to choose to retire, he can also realize the legend of “one man, one team”.
But right now, his contract renewal is suddenly called off, perhaps in relation to the CVC sovereign fund that recently took a stake in La Liga.
But in the end, it’s all about Barca is really out of money – in January this year, Barca’s short-term debt reached 730 million euros, with a total debt of 1.173 billion euros.
Before this, La Liga’s multiple broadcast contracts, Barcelona and Real Madrid two will be able to share half, sponsors see, obviously, their huge attention and talk.
After the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid is still able to press Barca on the record, but the attention has long been greatly reduced. And once Messi left, how many fans, for Griezmann, De Jong and even Pedri, in the sleepy late night and early morning, open the TV and cell phone, watch a game of Barcelona without Messi?
Messi leaves La Liga, where can he go?
After all, although the major leagues will allow some fans to enter next season, tickets and match day revenue will gradually recover, but the giants who can pay Messi’s annual salary of nearly 50 million euros, is really few and far between.
Just a few hours before Barca’s statement, one of his most enthusiastic pursuers, Manchester City officially announced the signing of Glalish, the transfer fee is a staggering 100 million pounds, the former Villa core will wear the number 10 kit.
Whether from Manchester City’s cash flow, or field position, Messi has no chance to Manchester City.
The other one that is eager to sign Messi is Inter Milan. After selling Ashraf at a high price and preparing to cash in Lukaku for 100 million euros, the Serie A champions have a steep bulge in their pockets; more importantly, Messi bought a house in Milan last summer!
However, the Blue and Blacks are afraid to act rashly. Not to mention the financially troubled Inter, still facing the pressure of selling players back to the funds. The desire for Messi is an old story from the old chairman Moratti’s time, but not the current team’s ardent expectation.
The most likely script
So, if Messi chooses to stay in Europe, there is probably only one place to go: Paris Saint-Germain.
In Paris, he will not be alone, there are Neymar, Di Maria, Paredes and Verratti.
Among the four, one is Messi’s closest friend, one is accompanied by his longest national team comrades, one is Messi’s hometown, and one is that man whom Barcelona once continued to chase, hoping to give Messi the ball.
What is even more saddening is that once Messi signs with Paris, he will be teammates with his lifelong rival, Ramos, in the twilight of his career.And the former Real Madrid captain left the Bernabeu also because of a failure to agree on treatment.
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