Box within the stadium, fats earnest cash, loopy exit clause |
That’s what Messi demanded for his future in Barcelona!
On August 10 final 12 months, the switch bomb lastly exploded, an unimaginable change that was excellent: Leo Messi (35) turned his again on FC Barcelona after 21 lengthy years on a free switch and signed with Paris St. Germain. The soccer world was turned the wrong way up.
According to the primary info, Messi needed to go away the Catalans towards his will, the closely indebted FC Barcelona couldn’t prolong his contract underneath the principles of economic equity.
However, the Argentinian dribble artist was not totally harmless of the failed negotiations and Barça’s disastrous monetary scenario.
The Spanish newspaper “El Mundo” revealed Messi’s contract in January 2021, writing about “a pharaonic contract that destroyed Barcelona”. According to “El Mundo”, Messi has acquired round 138 million euros gross per season since signing his contract in 2017.
Now “El Mundo” has continued, publishing emails from the negotiations between the membership and the Messi clan because the spring of 2020.
A field within the stadium, countless cash, a loopy exit clause – that is what Messi demanded for his future in Barcelona!
Specifically, it considerations emails between Jorge Messi’s father and advisor, his attorneys and former Barça President Josep Maria Bartomeu and the membership’s board.
Bartomeu despatched the primary e-mail to Jorge Messi on May 4, 2020, in response to a doc obtainable to “El Mundo”. In that report, he formulated his intention to increase the contract, which lasted till the top of June 2021, for one more 12 months. It supplied an choice for the contract to be robotically prolonged each season if Messi didn’t resign by April 30.
Every week later, Messi responded with 11 calls for, together with:
- A bonus of 10 million euros only for signing the contract
- 3 % curiosity on refund refund through the pandemic
- larger wage in case of tax enhance
- a symbolic exit clause of 10,000 euros (!) as a substitute of the earlier 700 million euros
- personal field in Barça stadium “Camp Nou”
- a personal flight over Christmas to his native Argentina together with the household of team-mate Luis Suarez
The loopy! It was reported that Barça agreed to 10 of the eleven calls for. Due to the tight monetary scenario, nonetheless, the membership wished to chop the famous person’s wage by 30 %. Messi’s clan even agreed “for the great of the membership”. But then President Bartomeu backed down the discharge clause, refusing to decrease it and accepting the signing bonus alone (10 million euros).
After that, the negotiations ended.
Meanwhile, FC Barcelona has additionally responded to the article. In an announcement, the membership was “outraged” by the leak of knowledge. The authorized division is already inspecting measures due to the article, it says.