LIONEL MESSI TAKES MASSIVE PAY CUT IN NEW CONTRACT
The contention is over. After months of speculation, football star Lionel Messi has agreed to a massive new five-year deal with Barcelona. It puts an end to the longstanding rumours surrounding his free agency, which began on July 1.Messi sparked a major row in August last year when he officially informed the club of his wish to activate a clause in his contract which would have seen him leave for free. Since then, the Argentinian icon had been linked with clubs across the globe ranging from Manchester United to Paris Saint-Germain, either of which would have sent shockwaves through the football world. Now, we have confirmation Messi is staying put.
One major Lionel Messi takes massive pay cut in new contract lies in La Liga president Javier Tebas and then-Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu’s previous block the transfer clause, which revealed any suitor would have to pay his €700m release clause in full. It matters less now, with reports confirming the six-time Ballon d’Or winner will be staying at Barcelona until 2026, an announcement that has delighted fans and reignited a fresh focus on Spanish football. But while the five-year deal is big, it does come with a caveat.
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