Barcelona linked Messi's contract set to expire with PSG as he refuses a pay-cut

Before the summer transfer season opened, Barcelona received good news about one of their top targets, Lionel Messi

The Catalans have made it known that they would like to re-sign the Argentine when he becomes a free agent in the summer.

Leo signing a new contract with PSG for a period of two years had been expected for months. The player had begun to consider quitting the team in the summer, as suggested by Gerard Romero some time ago. Messi’s contract extension with PSG is now reportedly becoming more and more difficult, primarily because of financial concerns, according to GOAL.

Due to Financial Fair Play issues, PSG has requested him to take a pay cut, but the player is unwilling to do so for the French club. Additionally, he had concerns about PSG’s recent results and sporting endeavour.

Meanwhile, if he joins Barcelona, it has been said that Messi would be more than ready to take a pay cut. In addition to his reported earnings of about €10 million, he may also be given sponsorship and advertising deals. After speaking with Javier Tebas, Barcelona must find a way to make this move happen, but they are confident that they can make up for their losses once he joins the team.

They will also give him the #10 shirt that is presently worn by Ansu Fati because they anticipate huge jersey sales. However, given that they need to cut the wage bill by more than €200 million before the market opens, they haven’t yet made a formal offer to Messi.

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