Lionel Messi’s contract reveal should not disrupt Barcelona’s situation.
Spanish newspaper, El Mundo leaked information regarding Messi’s salary that he signed in 2017.
The report claimed that the Argentine made €555m over the past four seasons as the deal expires this summer. No further extensions have been agreed upon yet. Messi is most likely to leave.
Barcelona’s very agregious financial conditions drew some controversial statements owing to Messi’s contract.
But LaLiga president Javier Tebas wrote via Twitter, “Barcelona’s delicate financial situation [like other big clubs] is not Messi’s fault but the devastating effect of COVID.
“Without the pandemic, the income generated by the best player in history would prop up that expenditure. The sensationalism that surrounds the matter is unfair.”
Messi’s future with Barca is still up in the clouds. He could depart for Ligue 1 champions, Paris Saint-Germain and team up with his friend, Neymar. He continues to be a huge part of Barca, scoring 12 times and laying out 2 assists in the La Liga this season.
Ronald Koeman and almost everybody else associated to Barca have harped on the importance of keeping Messi. Losing him would be detrimental to their immediate future. What Barca should be doing is weeding out all the bad deals they have done in the past.