Joan Laporta seems very confident about Lionel Messi’s contract extension. It is true that the boss of FC Barcelona wants to break everything to keep his star.
The future of Lionel Messi is still uncertain, even if in recent days the six-time Ballon d’Or is closer to an extension at Barça than a free start for Paris Saint-Germain or Manchester City. Asked about this very sensitive subject, the Barcelona president remained cautious on this subject 24 hours ago. ” Not done, but Messi’s overtime is progressing well “, In fact confided Joan Laporta. This Saturday, the Catalan sports daily Sport says that in order to achieve his ends, the Barça boss has put on the negotiating table an offer that goes beyond anything that has been seen in football. The idea of seeing Lionel Messi go for free this summer prompted Laporta to make a colossal effort and it is a 10-year contract that has reportedly been offered to the Pulga. Obviously, Barcelona don’t want the Argentine star to play until 43, but the deal would be both for the end of Messi’s sporting career, but also for the rest.
In detail, Sport specifies that Lionel Messi will continue to wear Barça’s jersey until 2023, then he would play at Inter Miami, David Beckam’s club, for two years, i.e. until 2025, with a role representative of the Spanish club in the North American football championship. Then, the Argentinian would return to Barcelona in a function still to be defined, but which could be that of world ambassador of Barça with a presence in the organization chart of the Blaugrana. For his first four years as a footballer (two seasons at Barça, two at Inter Miami), Lionel Messi is offered a total of 240ME gross. For now, negotiations are stumbling over the salary of the Argentinian player when he is finished with his playing career, Joan Laporta offering a largely lowered fixed salary and bonuses, while Barcelona’s “10” demands him a much higher fixed.