FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta has reportedly made a three-year extension offer to Lionel Messi. An operation aimed in particular at lowering the salary of Argentine number 10, at the end of the contract in two months.
The future of Lionel Messi at FC Barcelona is starting to talk again, a few weeks before the end of the number 10’s contract. According to ESPN, the new club president, Joan Laporta, has put on the table a new three-year contract, which would therefore end in 2024. The Pulga would then be 37 years old.
A maneuver to lower his salary
Almost a year after the soap opera on his false departure from the club, have we left for another agitated summer on the side of Catalonia? In any case, spring announces strong discussions. Barça wants to lower the salary of his six-fold Golden Ball, (capping around 50 million per year): a relatively long-term contract could thus be offered to him.
This would allow the club to drastically reduce its payroll while retaining its gem for a few more seasons. While he will celebrate his 34th birthday next June, at the same time as his contract ends, Messi does not weaken and still has 33 goals and 14 assists in 41 games with the Blaugrana jersey this season.
His father in Barcelona this week
A few days ago, his father and agent Jorge Messi had been seen in Barcelona, a sign that the negotiations for a possible extension already seemed in the small papers of the club. While waiting to know what the player will decide, the six-time Ballon d’Or still has a Liga to go and win – which would be his 11th – a few weeks after winning the Copa del Rey.