FC Barcelona is planning to sue the Spanish newspaper El Mundo when it publishes the details of the contract extension negotiations between the team and Messi in 2020.
“Regarding the information published today in El Mundo newspaper, with the title ‘BarcaLeaks, the club’s secret archive, part 1’, FC Barcelona expresses its outrage at the leaked information.
The article presents documents that are offensive to the club’s reputation and confidentiality. Therefore, for the purpose of protecting Barcelona’s interests, the club’s legal department is studying the legal actions that need to be taken,” the Vn88 homepage quoted the Barcelona team as sharing on the evening of September 21 when the announcements were made. News about the contract extension with Messi in 2020 was revealed in El Mundo newspaper.
Accordingly, El Mundo newspaper shared emails related to Messi’s renewal negotiations with Barcelona in 2020, which revealed 9 requirements that Messi wants the Camp Nou team to meet in order for him to agree. Italy to stay at the Nou Camp. Messi’s side has his father and representative, Jorge Messi, and his own lawyer. On the Barcelona side were former President Josep Maria Bartomeu and then CEO Oscar Grau.
Specifically, Vn88 said that Messi will sign a 3-year contract, valid until 2023. The amount of money the Argentine superstar received is 10 million euros. Messi’s salary will be reduced by 20% compared to the fixed income in the 2020/21 season because of the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic. This salary will be returned to Messi 10% in the 2021/22 season and another 10% in the 2022/23 season with an interest rate of 3%/year.
In addition, Messi’s contract release fee will be reduced from 700 million euros to 10,000 euros. Barcelona also has to pay the difference in wages if the Spanish government increases personal income tax. The Camp Nou team also has to extend for another 3 years with assistant Pepe Costa, who is considered a close friend of Messi. At the same time, Barcelona had to pay extra commissions to Messi’s brother Rodrygo.
The Argentine superstar also wants Barcelona to arrange a VIP room at the Camp Nou for his family and Luis Suarez’s family whenever they come to watch the team play. In addition, the La Liga club also has to pay for the rental of a private plane for Messi’s family to travel during Christmas.
Most of Messi’s requests were accepted by Barcelona, only two requests to remove the purchase clause of 700 million euros to 10,000 euros as well as a fee of 10 million pounds were refused. Vn88cx believes that this is also considered the key to making the negotiations unsuccessful and Messi then had to leave the Nou Camp.
Messi’s side has not yet made any comment after El Mundo newspaper leaked information during negotiations in 2020. The Argentine superstar is gathering with the national team to prepare for two matches. Friends meet Honduras (September 24) and Jamaica (September 28).