Lionel Messi agrees new five-year contract to stay with Barcelona
Fabrizio Romano · news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Wednesday, 14 July, 2021 - 16:37
- Deal structured to help club with financial fair play
- Messi may not see out contract that ends when he is 39
Barcelona are close to announcing that Lionel Messi has signed a contract to continue with the club. The 34-year-old has agreed a five-year deal rather than initial two-year extension that had been discussed.
The contract is structured to help the club stay within the boundaries of La Liga’s financial fair play regulations. Messi is taking a significant salary cut but bonuses have been worked in and he is due to earn less this coming season than he will the season after as Barcelona wrestle with their finances.Continue reading...