Done: Messi will get a new contract, but also lower salaries in Barcelona!
Lionel Messi, the first football star of Barcelona, has decided to stay at the "Camp Nou", according to the Spanish media.
The Argentine agreed a new one-year contract with the Catalan club, with a reduction in salaries. Messi's current contract with Barça expires on June 30, 2021, but after much deliberation, he probably decided to stay.
According to "COPE", Messi told the president of Barcelona, Joan Laporta, that he is ready to sign a one-year contract and reduce his salaries to help the club not to exceed the limited salary.
He has apparently consulted with La Liga about the deal and will follow it by signing another year in 2022.
The president of "La Liga", Javier Tebas this week warned Barça that they face a decision on Messi's future.
- Barcelona exceeded its payment amount. I hope they can keep Messi, but to do that, they will have to make cuts - says Tebas.
The wage limit has been reduced due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on clubs. Messi is currently competing in the Copa America with Argentina and recorded a record equal of 147 games in the victory over Paraguay with 1: 0.
As it is already known, Barcelona in the past period managed to hire two sound names that should be fear and trembling for every opponent's defense, Memphis Depay and Sergio Aguero, of course together with Messi and Antoine Griezmann, not to forget the talented young Ansu Catch.