Lionel Messi has agreed to a 50% pay cut, which will cut his Barcelona wages by £250,000 each week, but in exchange for the cut, the contract will be for five years, after months of uncertainty about the player’s possibility of renewing his contract.
The Argentine star is expected to sign the new contract, after his summer vacation with his family, which he is currently spending after leading the Argentine national team to win the Copa America, the player’s first major international title throughout his international career with his country.
According to the new agreement, Messi will remain at Camp Nou, until he is 39 years old, and will help the club cut costs after warnings from La Liga president Javier Tebas, who said Barcelona’s spending must continue to drop dramatically before a record can be registered. Messi.
Messi’s contract with Barcelona expired on June 30, which is worth more than 425 million pounds over four years, and Barcelona president Joan Laporta remained determined to persuade the club’s star to stay, after Messi tried to leave the club last summer.
Although he has become a free player, and with the interest of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City, there have been no talks with other clubs in recent weeks, as Messi is keen to stay with Barcelona, which he started with from the academy stage, and participated with his first team in 778 games. He scored 672 goals.
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