The newspaper ‘El Mundo’ released information on the negotiations that the Argentine star had with the Barcelona board to maintain the employment relationship for longer
The Argentinian Leo Messinow player of PSG French, asked to recover with interest (3%) the salary cuts imposed by the pandemic, receive a bonus of 10 million (9,912,642 million dollars) for the renewal or lower his termination clause to 10,000 euros (9,912 thousand dollars) to renew in 2020 his contract with the Barcelonaaccording to some emails revealed by the newspaper ‘The world’.
Among the requirements to renew for three years with the possibility on the part of Messi of “a unilateral extension”, they also include the admission of a 20% reduction in the fixed salary for the 2020-21 season, which would be recovered in the following two years with annual interest of 3%.
In the emails exchanged between the former president Joseph Maria Bartomeuthe father of and representative of Leo Messi, George; and the lawyers of the Argentine, who publishes ‘The world’the payment of “loyalty bonuses pending collection with interest” is also requested.
Other requests are the provision of a box at the Camp Nou for the families of Messi and of Luis Suarez; the payment of a private flight at Christmas for the family of Messi to Argentina; or the increase in remuneration in the event of a tax increase.
It also includes the obligation to renew your assistant, Pepe Costa; or the signing of an undertaking to pay Rodrigo Messibrother of Messicommissions owed.
Back then (2020), Messi He had a contract of 74.9 million euros (74,243,723 million dollars) and after different negotiations, the possibility of renewing it vanished. It was later when the player sent, in August 2020, a burofax requesting the release letter from the club.
The Argentine left the Barça club the following season and signed for the PSG French, despite the interest of the current president, Joan Laportato redirect the situation.