The 2021 Copa America winner, Lionel Messi who was a free agent some weeks ago just put pen to paper and he is expected to be with the club till 2026.
The Argentinian talisman who signed in 2017 for the club was the most lucrative deal ever signed in the world by El Mundo. Joan Laporta the Barca president who just took over is trying to reduce the wage bill to be able to accommodate Messi and other new players like Memphis Delay, Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia who are to come on board. This is also strict to fall within the Spanish league financial control rule.
Barca’s all time goal scorer is said to have taken a 50 percent salary cut also to make the club finances a bit stable.The club is said to be in debt of 1billion Erous(1.18 billion dollars) according to the La Liga Chief Javier Tebas, no liniency would be shown if the club violates the rule.
Messi, 34 is said to play 2 years active football and spend the rest of the three years helping both team mates and the technical team reach their appex.