Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi could perturb a fairytale repayment to Barcelona become a reality in the summer convey window – with youngster Gavi in a bizarre contractual scenario that could see him quit the club.
Despite winning the league last season and gaze likely to do so again, Messi has struggled to play for PSG, having been booed off the last time in their 2-0 home loss to Rennes. With their door from the Champions League, manager Christopher Galtier’s future gaze precarious, and Messi older towards the final wane of his career, a pass to Barcelona could be on the board.
And, according to Mundo Deportivo, the Argentine World Cup winner could replace in the arena where he made his glint career with youngster Gavi positioned in a sticky situation. The report says that Messi’s return depends on several factors, including whether Barcelona can present his wages and if they can detect room for him in their starting XI.
Barcelona has threatened to take legal action against a Spanish newspaper that escaped details of the club’s pact negotiations with Lionel Messi in 2020.
On Wednesday, El Mundo released a train of requests Messi made to the club to resume his deal at Camp Nou as he proceeds into the final year of his terms.
Messi desires his release clause cut down to a symbolic €10,000, individual boxes at Camp Nou for his and Luis Suarez’s parentage. These guarantees adjourn wages would be paid sternly to him and backdated job payments to his brother Rodrigo for his work as an envoy.
“About the detail published in El Mundo under the title ‘Barca Leaks, the club’s classified files’, Barcelona express affront at the intentional escape of fact that is part of a legal process,” the Catalan club said in a declaration.
“The club regrets that the media boasts of having ‘access to a huge number of papers and emails that are a lump of the Barcagate study’ when this information is yet to be shared.
“In any case, the article in question assembles public documents that have not a sausage to do with the ongoing case, and their use is an insult to the reputation and confidentiality of the club. For that reason, and to protect Barcelona’s rights, the club’s legal department is studying the legal measures that must be taken.”
Barcagate is an ongoing legal occasion relating to third-party payments, breaching interior protocols and smear campaigns against club legends concerning former president Josep Maria Bartomeu and his board of directors.
Messi is not a lump of that case, nor is his preceding contract subject to misdemeanours. Still, emails exchanged during talks over a renewal were seized by police as they gathered the information for the Barcagate case.
Those emails then ended up in El Mundo on Wednesday.
The Spanish newspaper’s leak detail how Messi fancies a three-year dispense until 2023 with a €10 million signing tip and a unilateral option to enlarge the commitment until 2024.
Messi was willing to grab a 20% deferral to his annual salary — which was about €70m, as revealed by El Mundo in a preceding leak — in 2020-21, but wanted guarantees he would be paid the adjourn sums back in the following years with added interest.
Later that same year, after an 8-2 conquer to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, Messi classified a transfer request via buro fax, a form of recorded delivery. Still, it wasn’t until 2021 that he left for Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.
In 2021, he had agreed on the terms of a new settlement with new president Joan Laporta, including a 50% pay cut. However, Barca could not afford to register it with La Liga, while his previous president Bartomeu never green-lighted his requests the last year.
LONDON — Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka achieve first-half goals as England beat Ukraine 2-0 at Wembley on Sunday to take control of Euro 2024 qualifying Group C.
Kane broke the cessation on 37 minutes with his 55th England goal as he drove home Saka’s clever right-wing cross before the Arsenal winger repeated the advantage with a sublime crack from outside the box. Kane received a Golden Boot from Football Association chair Debbie Hewitt in a pre-match presentation to mark becoming England’s all-time top goal scorer on a spiritual afternoon at Wembley as Ukraine’s ongoing war effort was recognised, with both sets players calling for peace.