Laporta is ready to offer Messi a three-year renewal with Barcelona
Barcelona – Joan Laporta is ready to deliver Lionel Messi Various sources have confirmed to ESPN a three-year contract to ensure the continuity of the Argentine star in Barcelona.
Barcelona’s new president realizes he cannot keep paying the roughly 75 million net worth he currently receives and is considering various formulas to convince him of a long-term contract that compensates for this salary cut.
On previous occasions, Messi had been in favor of renewal year after year, but due to the sensitive situation of the club, Laporta cannot respect the terms of Argentina’s current contract and intends to renew it with an agreement that could include two fixed seasons in addition to an optional third.
Messi always preferred to have the ability to decide his future at the end of each season according to his form and the team’s sporting project.
However, the Argentine will turn 34 in June, and last December he admitted he still had the illusion of being able to play in the MLS before ending his career.
He said, “I always had the illusion that I was able to live the experience of living in the United States and live in what this league is and what life is like there. If it happened or not, I would like to live in Barcelona again,” he said. In an interview with The 6th.
This idea remains in Messi’s head in the long run, while Laporta realizes in the short term that the priority for the Argentine is the sporting project over the economic one.
Messi wants to focus exclusively on the end of the league, and has delegated the issue of his entire renewal to his father Jorge, who last week landed in Barcelona after several months outside Europe.
The Argentine wants a project that would allow him to fight for another Champions League before hanging his shoes or trying his fortune outside Europe.
In this sense, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City are still interested in the situation, but Laporta, in public and private settings, is increasingly convinced that the Argentine will continue at the Camp Nou.