Argentine superstar Lionel Messi has just returned to Barcelona after winning the Copa. But Messi is not staying in Barcelona. Everyone knew the new contract was for 5 years at half salary.
But it turned around. Barcelona announced on Twitter and on their Facebook page that the contract was not being renewed. Financial problems and the contract of the Spanish League are the main reasons for this problem, they said.
Before that, it is known that he is going to sign a contract with the club after returning to Barcelona. But as time has passed, the wheels of the car have taken a different turn. Messi has not yet signed a new contract.
In order not to make the financial situation of the clubs worse during the Corona period, La Liga has set a certain amount for the salary of the players depending on the income of the teams.
According to Spanish media, the number is close to 200 million euros annually. That's close to double what Barcelona spend on annual player wages.
That's why Messi agreed to take a half salary. But the situation was made difficult by the other players of Barcelona. Apart from Messi, Barca's 'quintet' Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, Marc Andre ter Stegen, and Sergi Roberto all agreed to take a pay cut, but the rest did not agree at all. That's why Barça is exceeding the 200 million set by the league.
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Spanish newspaper Marca said, “'Messi's new contract situation has completely changed. The situation is such that it is almost impossible for Messi to stay at Barcelona." Barcelona's message became more certain.