Lionel Messi’s exciting demands to stay at Barcelona in 2020 have been revealed in a major leak.
The veteran star left the Spanish giant in the summer of 2021 after 21 years at the club, to join Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer when his contract expires.
According to what you suggest the scientist On Tuesday evening, Messi’s terms of staying in cash-strapped Barcelona included a massive £8.7m check-in bonus and a private plane to take his family back to Argentina for Christmas.
Lionel Messi’s exciting demands to stay at Barcelona in 2020 have now been revealed
Messi left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in 2021 – but before leaving, he demanded a £8.7m registration bonus and a private plane to take his family back to Argentina for every Christmas.
It also provided for a luxurious executive fund at the Barcelona Nou Camp for both his family and the family of then-teammate Luis Suarez (second from the right).
Messi contract required in 2020
- Sign-up bonus £8.7 million
- The release clause is £8,700
- Three-year agreement with the option of extension
- Luxurious executive box in the Nou Camp for his family and his family Luis Suarez
- 10 percent salary increase in 2021-22 and 2022-23, plus 3 percent annual interest
- A private plane to fly his family to and from Argentina every Christmas
He also requested a luxury executive fund at the Nou Camp for his family and the family of former Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez, with a three-year deal guaranteed through 2023 as well as an option to extend.
Other demands made in June 2020 included a reduction in the takeover clause from £610m to a nominal fee of just £8,700 – almost negligible given the money in the market today.
After accepting a 20 per cent salary cut in 2020-21 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, he requested an increase in his net salary of £65m a year to £71.5m a year for the next two seasons, plus three per cent in annual interest.
The information was obtained from emails between Jorge Messi, Lionel’s father and representative, the 35-year-old’s legal team, and Barcelona presidents including then president Josep Bartomeu.
El Mundo reports Barcelona accepted all but two of Messi’s demands: he refused to lower his release clause to £8,700 and made his £8.7m login bonus conditional on the club returning to its pre-pandemic income, something that was unlikely given their presence. Well stated financial issues.
As a result, international withdrawal negotiations of 162 caps, culminate in the infamous “Borovax” sent to the club to inform them of his desire to leave.
The Spanish newspaper El Mundo had previously leaked details of Messi’s massive contract of 492 million pounds (555 million euros) – the largest in the history of the sport – taking into account fixed salary, image rights, variables and taxes.
Barcelona’s latest contract cost Lionel Messi the cash-strapped club around £492m
This number was revealed by a Spanish newspaper the scientistBriefly, Barcelona’s financial problems
The deal secured him a gross salary of £122m per season, a £102m ‘renewal fee’ for accepting the contract and a ‘loyalty’ bonus of up to £69m a year to stay at the Nou Camp.
Other variables included Messi’s banker £1.75m more if he plays 60 per cent of matches, while he will receive additional payments in each Champions League knockout stage, as well as winning La Liga and the Copa del Rey.
The leak angered the Messi camp, who said they were looking to prepare a lawsuit against El Mundo as a result, according to RAC1.
The clauses in this contract reportedly included Barcelona’s requirement for Messi to “integrate into Catalan society and culture”, with the club doing its best to improve Messi’s understanding of the Catalan language.
Former Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu (right) and Messi shake hands at the signing of the 2017 contract
The contract also stipulates that Messi must “adopt an appropriate personal conduct and rhythm of life” and never use doping.
Finally, it was astonishingly revealed that there was an agreement in the contract that would allow Messi to become a free agent if Catalonia gains independence, with Barcelona set to be expelled from La Liga to play in the Catalan League.
It was agreed in the contract that if that was the case – with Catalonia pushing for independence from Spain again in 2017 – the six-time Ballon d’Or winner would automatically be able to leave for free.
Uruguay striker Suarez, who is now at Nacional, criticized El Mundo for leaking details.
Uruguay striker Suarez attacked the bad guys who leaked Messi contract details in 2021
Said in February 2021 Zero wave: ‘I was surprised to read about Messi’s contract in the press. I do not understand that there are people who have so much evil. What is Barcelona today is thanks to Leo.
Suarez’s statements came in the wake of his recent support for Messi, and his insistence that the Argentine star retire whenever he wants and will determine his entire future in football.
Suarez said transistor: ‘he is [playing] On an astonishing level, he is the best in the world. Messi will retire wherever he wants, he can decide whether he is in Barcelona or in Argentina or anywhere.
Suarez himself has been a victim of Barcelona’s struggles, having been forced out of the Nou Camp in the summer of 2020 as the Catalan giants desperately tried to cut a bloated wage bill.