Barcelona says it’s in a position to come by beautiful action after the e-newsletter of the crucial facets of Lionel Messi’s €555 million (£491 million, $674 million) contract.
Spanish newspaper El Mundo leaked documents revealing the phrases of Messi’s present deal at Camp Nou, which is due to chase out at the discontinue of June.
Their picture states that the four-twelve months settlement, which the Argentine signed in 2017, entails mounted incomes and bonus funds which quantity to €138m (£112 million, $167 million) in annual earnings.
Messi has already pocketed €510m (£452 million, $619 million), with a extra €45m (£40 million, $55 million) place of residing to reach inspire his manner over the next six months, with El Mundo claiming that the 33-twelve months-extinct is the most efficient-paid athlete within the history of reliable sport.
The club captain has been tipped to bring his 17-twelve months profession at Camp Nou to an discontinue this summer, with Barca reportedly unable to continue paying his profitable wages amid mounting debts exceeding €1.2 billion.
Blaugrana officials have now announced their procedure to sue El Mundo for releasing Messi’s contract to the overall public without their permission, while condemning makes an try to defame Messi’s persona and image.
“In search for of the info printed this day within the newspaper El Mundo, in relation to the reliable contract signed between FC Barcelona and the player Lionel Messi, the club regrets its e-newsletter on condition that it’s a non-public picture governed by the precept of confidentiality between the events,” a explain on Barca’s first payment web place of residing reads.
“FC Barcelona categorically denies any obligation for the e-newsletter of this picture, and can come by appropriate beautiful action in opposition to the newspaper El Mundo, for any injury that will very properly be precipitated which potential that e-newsletter.
“FC Barcelona expresses its absolute toughen for Lionel Messi, critically within the face of any try to discredit his image, and to injury his relationship with the entity where he has labored to turn out to be the most efficient player on this planet and in football history.”
Messi was as soon as denied a transfer final summer after his decision to activate the originate clause in his contract, with the Argentina global at final pledging to preserve set aside within the course of the 2020-21 campaign out of his treasure for Barca and the club’s fans.
However, speculation over his future has most efficient elevated since then, and despite the indisputable truth that the six-time Ballon d’Or winner has been linked with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester Metropolis, he has furthermore opened the door to a attainable switch to MLS earlier than placing up his boots.
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