Lionel Messi has reportedly agreed to a massive 50% pay cut to renew his contract with FC Barcelona. However, the contract cannot be signed and the player cannot be registered yet. Club president Juan Lipporta is now hoping that, following Messi’s example, he will be able to persuade other key players in the team who have current contracts to accept lower wages next season.
The truth is that Messi’s renewal does not depend entirely on his contract with the club. The Catalan giants need to abide by the rules of the La Liga Santander financial festival before Messi can be added to the squad next season. As Barcelona have moved beyond the pay cap, they will need to sell practically a large number of players this summer, as well as cut the wages of the remaining players. Will stay
According to BrandSports director Mato Al-Yamani has already reached out to at least four team members about possible pay cuts. He reportedly contacted agents of Sergio Busquets, Sergei Roberto, Jordi Alba and Gerard Pique.
All four players have current deals with the club, and have accepted pay cuts at the end of last year due to the rise of the corona virus epidemic. They have no real obligation to accept further cuts, but club officials are hoping they will agree with Macy’s example.
The real negotiations are expected to begin as soon as possible. The same report states that a 40% reduction in wages will be proposed, but this number may still vary.
It will be a memorable task for the club, provided it is only part of a multifaceted program to address their financial crisis. He has already dropped several Fringer players, but is finding it difficult to bring down big and valuable players like Antine Griezmann, Philippe Coutinho, Samuel Amity and Osmane Dumble.
Even if some big names are sold, the club still needs some existing players to agree to some form of pay cut. Otherwise, not only will they be unable to finalize an agreement with Macy’s, but they will not be able to register all of their verified signatures.
So far, Sergio Aguero, Memphis DePay, Eric Garcia and Emerson Royale have been signed, but La Liga has not allowed them to register until Barcelona come under the pay cap.