FC Barcelona remains in a challenging financial situation, but that isn’t stopping them from attempting to reunite with Lionel Messi.
The Paris Saint-Germain star’s contract expires in June and Le Parisien reported how the Spanish club intends to pay the 35-year-old forward. Barcelona wants to give the Argentine a salary of €10 million per year.
Furthermore, the Catalan side intends to pay the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner part of the sponsor income and incentive on ticketing revenue. Messi will also get a profit-sharing on the jerseys in his name sold.
🚨 Comment le FC Barcelone envisage de rendre possible de retour de Messi :
▫️ Salaire maximum de 10 M€/an brut
▫️ Lui verser une partie des revenus sponsors
▫️ Un intéressement sur les revenus billetterie
▫️ Un intéressement sur les maillots à son nom vendus
— Hadrien Grenier (@hadrien_grenier) March 31, 2023
Messi remains reportedly in discussions with PSG, but no agreement has yet been reached between the two sides. Nonetheless, it might be in the French giant’s best interest to allow Messi to exit, possibly to Barcelona, considering they can use his wages to build a better squad.
Also, if the veteran isn’t keen on lowering his salary despite being 36 years old when the 2023-24 season begins, it wouldn’t make sense from the Ligue 1 side’s perspective.