Lionel Messi reached an agreement in principle with FC Barcelona for a 5-year extension until 2026. The Argentinian had been out of contract since 30 June 2021.
The departure of Lionel Messi at FC Barcelona has been at the heart of the debates since the season. All the media reported a possible departure of the Pulga. The recent winner of the Copa America decided to stay in his heart club to continue to support the Catalans.
Lionel Messi is an Argentinian footballer playing as an attacker. The 34-year-old would have agreed to halve his salary. Messi, which received 138 million euros a year all inclusive, should now be remunerated around 70 million euros per season. A sacrifice that once again proves the player’s love for his training club.
As the only six-time player in European Ballon d’Or and Soulier d’Or, Lionel Messi is considered one of the best players in the history of football.
The Rosario native is now linked to his childhood club for the next five years. The Messi file was a priority for the leaders of FC Barcelona. The new president Joan Laporta played a very important role in keeping the athlete in his system.