“The extension of the Messi contract is something. They systematically mock him. When the extension to 2023 had already been agreed, [Barcelona president] Bartomeu contacted his entourage to inform him that the salary needed to be reduced in comparison with the amount that they agreed at the end of May.
Messi’s anger was somewhere at the level of the stratosphere! Not because of money, but because of disrespect, ”Inda said.
It is noted that the Argentine striker under the current contract receives about 50 million euros per season after tax. Barcelona can hardly afford to pay such a high salary. The club has economic difficulties, and in the event of the appearance of strikers Neymar and Lautaro Martinez in the team, they will also have to pay a lot of money, which will increase the financial burden.
The current Messi contract is valid until the summer of 2021. It is reported that in the light of the new requirements of Barcelona, negotiations on the extension of cooperation until 2023 have stalled. Messi is unhappy with the attitude of the club management.
This season, the Latin American spent 29 matches in La Liga for Barca, scored 22 goals and made 20 assists.