Apparently, the Argentinian has agreed to reduce his current salary by 50%. The agreement would include a five-year contract, which would mean that the captain of Argentina would be 39 years old.
Breaking news. The newspaper ‘Sport’ claims that Leo Messi and Barcelona have already reached an initial agreement for the renewal of the striker’s contract, an agreement that would include five years of contract.
In this way, Messi would have signed, at the age of 34, until 30 June 2026, so, if the agreement is fulfilled, Messi would be 39 years old.
Negotiations between the two sides are reportedly at an advanced stage and last-minute problems are ruled out when the Copa America winner signs his signature on the new contract.
In addition, the aforementioned media reports that the captain of the Argentinian national team has accepted the conditions that Barcelona have imposed on him, believing that the club’s economic situation is very complicated and that he should be the first to set an example, which is why he has agreed to reduce his current salary by 50%.
The newspaper ‘Sport’ also reports the amount of the buyout clause of Leo Messi’s contract, which will rise to 350 million euros.
In this way, Messi’s legend will continue in a Barcelona with which he has played a whopping 778 official matches and scored a remarkable 672 goals. The player from Rosario knows no other shirt as a professional player than that of Barcelona and the Argentina national team.
Just 24 hours ago, Joan Laporta himself assured the media that Messi’s renewal “is progressing well”. The Barça president has always been calm and optimistic about the extension of the Argentine star’s contract.