Leo Messi imposed quite a few calls for to resume his final contract with FC Barcelona

Leo Messi imposed quite a few calls for to resume his final contract with FC Barcelona


The Argentine striker Leo Messi requested quite a lot of calls for, akin to a number of financial bonuses, the discount of his termination clause to a symbolic determine or of an completely private nature, to the then president of FC Barcelona Josep Maria Bartomeu to resume his final contract with the Catalan group, as revealed this Wednesday by ‘El Mundo’.

The ’10’ had renewed in 2017 till June 30, 2021 with Barça, however lastly, after a menace to go away in the summertime of 2020, he didn’t attain an settlement with the membership within the midst of issues together with his financial scenario and he needed to depart in August 2021, signing days later for the French Paris Saint-Germain.

Now, greater than a 12 months later, ‘El Mundo’ reveals a number of of the calls for that Rosario and his entourage, headed by his father and consultant Jorge, after having been capable of entry the ’emails’ and paperwork of the negotiation . In line with the newspaper, the participant’s father even wrote in an ‘e mail’ to the ‘Household workplace Leo Messi’, the workplace that manages the sports activities and financial profession of Rosario, that the membership needed to be pressured to really feel “the load of the sword upon his head.”

Thus, amongst its circumstances to resume for 3 years, “with the opportunity of a unilateral extension” by the Argentine, he demanded, at an financial stage, to get better the cuts because of the pandemic within the following years with 3 % curiosity, a bonus of 10 million euros for the signing of the contract, to be paid after the tip of the season of 10 million euros (to be paid on 6/30/2023), or to have the ability to depart the membership every time he wished via a symbolic clause of 10,000 euros, when was set at 700 million.

These final two requests weren’t accepted by the Blaugrana president. “A brand new determine could be tough to interpret and I do not need anybody to say that we have now agreed to go away the door open for Leo. Though we all know that he won’t ever depart, there are too many badly thought-out folks,” Bartomeu assured in an e mail, asserting that , in relation to the bonus, they may not “agree extra” because of the impression of the coronavirus and that they may solely take into account it in the event that they returned “to the earnings ranges of 1,100 million”.

As well as, amongst different necessities have been that if the contract was terminated earlier than its expiration, the gathering of the deferred quantities for the 2020-2021 season was assured via compensation, the place these quantities have been included, plus curiosity, or that his remuneration would enhance if there was a tax enhance in Spain

However as well as, Messi made different varieties of requests akin to that his household and that of Uruguayan striker Luis Suárez have a non-public field on the Camp Nou or have a non-public aircraft flight for the entire household to Argentina at Christmas. Additionally the renewal of Pep Costa, private good friend of Rosario, and a dedication to pay the commissions pending fee of Rodrigo Messi, brother of the striker.


‘El Mundo’ factors out that on Could 4, 2020, Bartomeu himself wrote to Jorge Messi to inform him that it could be “an ideal settlement for everybody” to comply with renew the contract ending in June 2021 with a bit indicating that “every of the next seasons would robotically” be renewed if Messi didn’t say “the other earlier than April 30”.

The newspaper underlines that the FC Barcelona board harassed the fragile nature of the financial scenario because of the stoppage because of the pandemic and a drop in earnings near 30 %, for which Óscar Grau, CEO of the membership, referred to as for “a discount larger (of wage) than 20 % that can be compensated in future workouts”.

“As you perceive, the hassle on the a part of the household could be very nice as a result of subsequent season their remuneration decreases significantly, however each Lionel and Jorge settle for for the great of the membership,” they replied from the striker’s atmosphere

Lastly, regardless of the acceptance of a lot of the circumstances by the then head of state, aside from these talked about concerning the bonus and the clause, the participant’s entourage determined to freeze the negotiations. In August, Messi’s well-known burofax was produced requesting his departure from the membership and though he ended up staying, not even the arrival of Joan Laporta to the presidency prevented him from leaving and becoming a member of PSG a 12 months later.

As well as, in different unique data, the newspaper reveals the primary contracts that Messi signed, the primary of them in 2001 when he was nonetheless a minor (14 years previous) and with a penalty of 150,253 euros in case FC Barcelona didn’t need to do two years after the skilled contract to which he had agreed. His fastened annual wage went from 45,977 euros in 2003 to 432,188 euros within the 2011-2012 marketing campaign, plus an added quantity per official match performed that went from 1,503 to eight,414 euros.

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