Lionel Messi is about to increase his keep at Barcelona by signing a brand new five-year deal, with the Argentine talisman set to take a wage minimize, La Vanguardia newspaper and ESPN reported on Wednesday.
Messi, Barca’s all-time high scorer and look maker, technically ended his 21-year affiliation with the membership final month and is at present a free agent after his earlier contract expired.
Since Joan Laporta took over as Barca president, the membership has been attempting to cut back their wage invoice with the intention to maintain Messi and keep inside La Liga’s strict monetary management guidelines.
La Liga chief Javier Tebas stated final week that Barcelona, which has a complete debt of greater than 1 billion euros ($1.18 billion), wouldn’t be proven any leniency.
Messi’s final contract, signed in 2017, was probably the most profitable in world sport in line with a January report in newspaper El Mundo.
The membership have been attempting to rebuild the squad with Junior Firpo, Jean-Clair Todibo and Carles Alena being offered to make means at no cost signings Sergio Aguero, Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia.
Messi, 34, gained his first main worldwide title with Argentina over the weekend after they beat rivals Brazil within the Copa America remaining.
Messi was elected the match’s joint greatest participant together with Neymar after ending because the match’s joint high goalscorer with 4 targets whereas he additionally topped the assists charts with 5.