Lionel Messi Agrees to stay in Barcelona

 Lionel Messi Agrees to stay in Barcelona

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Lionel Messi Agrees to stay in Barcelona

Lionel Messi has reportedly reached an agreement with Barcelona and will stay at the club by penning a new deal until 2026.

The 34-year-old Argentina international, whose deal expired at the end of June, has finally agreed to new terms with SPORT claiming negotiations are now finalised.

Barcelona, however, still needs to reduce their wage bill so Messi’s new contract can be registered with LaLiga.

An announcement is expected to be made in the coming days after a breakthrough was made in talks on Monday with Messi’s father Jorge.

Due to Barcelona’s dire financial position, Messi has had to take a 50 percent pay deduction from his previous deal, which was worth in excess of £425million over four years.

Lionel Messi Agrees to stay in Barcelona

That means Messi’s earnings will be slashed by £250,000 every week on his new five-year contract.

Barcelona have confirmed that they have reached an agreement in principle with their players to implement wage cuts which will save the club a staggering £109m (€122m).

 

Lionel Messi stats
Year
Matches
Goals
Assists
Yellow
Red
2020-21
35
30
9
4
0
2019-20
33
25
21
4
0
2018-19
34
36
13
3
0
2017-18
36
34
12
3
0
2016-17
34
37
9
6
0
2015-16
33
26
16
3
0
2014-15
38
43
18
4
0

Did Messi get a new contract?
Lionel Messi agrees Barcelona contract, accepts significant wage cut – sources. Lionel Messi and Barcelona have reached an agreement for the forward to sign a new five-year deal with the Catalan club, sources have confirmed to ESPN. Sources added that Messi has accepted a significant wage reduction to prolong his stay.

UEFA Champions League
Year
Matches
Goals
Yellow
Red
2020-21
6
5
0
0
2019-20
8
3
2
0
2018-19
10
12
0
0
2017-18
10
6
2
0
2016-17
9
11
0
0
2015-16
7
6
1
0
2014-15
13
10
1
0

Talks have been ongoing for months for squad-wide wage cuts amid financial turmoil at the Nou Camp caused by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with manager Ronald Koeman taking a cut on his £10m-a-year salary this week.

And on Friday night, Barca finally announced an agreement has been reached which will save £109m – yet with the club also deferring £45m (€50m) of variable payments over a three-year period on top of that, it still falls short of the £170m figure the club has long been targeting to save via player salaries.

Supercopa de España
Year
Matches
Goals
Assists
Yellow
Red
2021
1
0
0
0
1
2020
1
1
0
0
0
2018
1
0
1
0
0
2017
2
1
0
1
0
2016
2
1
2
0
0
2015
2
1
0
0
0

Will Messi leave Barcelona?
Lionel Messi is officially a free agent after his contract with Barcelona came to an end. Messi’s three-year-contract with the club has expired, leaving him with the choice of extending it or choosing another team.

Joan Gamper Trophy
Year
Matches
Goals
Assists
Yellow
Red
2020
1
0
0
0
0
2018
1
1
1
0
0
2017
1
1
2
0
0
2016
1
2
1
0
0

How much is Lionel Messi new contract?
It was previously revealed that Messi’s last contract paid him $674 million over the four-year term ($168.5 million per year), thus the new deal is expected to pay him close to $85 million per year and just over $420 million should he remain at the club for the duration.

Copa del Rey
Year
Matches
Goals
Assists
Yellow
Red
2018-19
5
3
2
0
0
2017-18
6
4
1
0
2016-17
7
5
3
0
2015-16
5
5
1
0
2014-15
6
5
1
0

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International Champions Cup
Year
Matches
Goals
Assists
Yellow
Red
2017
3
1
1
0
0
2016
3
0
1
0
0
Club World Cup
Year
Matches
Goals
Assists
Yellow
Red
2015
1
1
0
0
0
UEFA Super Cup
Year
Matches
Goals
Assists
Yellow
Red
2015
1
2
0
0
0

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