Two days have passed since Lionel Messi was left free at the end of his contract with Fútbol Club Barcelona and the president of Blaugrana, Joan Laporta, is trying by all means to make the numbers add up since, today, the main inconvenience for The Argentine star signing a new contract is the strict salary limit imposed by the Spanish League.
That is why the owner of the Catalan club went to his La Liga counterpart, Javier Tebas, in search of a solution. According to Mundo Deportivo today, Laporta contacted Tebas first, to find out what the salary limits are; and secondly, to see if the mother entity of Spanish football could make an exception with Messi taking into account the importance of his figure for La Liga.
However, they found themselves in an immovable posture. Tebas will not make room for Barça's requests and warned that "if he renews, they will have to cut from the other side. We are not going to make ad hoc rules for Messi."
For now, Barcelona's plan is to pay him the salary of the next two seasons for five years, the last three being the ones he would be in MLS already as the club's ambassador in the United States, and for this he has projected different scenarios to stay within from the limits of fair play and not have problems with the Treasury.
Intense days are approaching to resolve an issue that has Barcelona fans in suspense, such as the renewal of Messi's contract. For now, Laporta seeks to reassure them and tells them that everything will be resolved as the "Culé" world wants.
Lionel Messi: His career as a professional
Lionel Messi's career is one of those that you don't even see in football today. The fact is that the money that moves is so much that we are not used to having players who stay many years in the same club. However, since his debut as a professional footballer, Lionel Messi has never left Barcelona.
Lionel Messi: Tournaments that he won
- La Liga: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19 (Barcelona)
- Copa del Rey: 2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2020–21 (Barcelona)
- Supercopa de España: 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018 (Barcelona)
- UEFA Champions League: 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15 (Barcelona)
- UEFA Super Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015 (Barcelona)
- FIFA Club World Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015 (Barcelona)
- FIFA U-20 World Cup: 2005 (Argentina U20)
- Summer Olympics: 2008 (Argentina)
Lionel Messi: How many games did he play for Barcelona
Lionel Messi played his first professional game for Barcelona in 2004, the year in which he began to forge a love that will last a lifetime. Since that day, he has played a total of 778 games, in which he scored 672 goals.
Lionel Messi: Market Value
According to Transfermarket, the value of your pass is approximately 80 million euros.
Lionel Messi: Net Worth
According to what can be calculated, it is estimated that N'Golo Kanté's Net Worth is arround 400 million euros.