The media revealed the conditions of Argentine Lionel Messi, current Paris Saint-Germain player and former Barcelona player, to renew his contract with the Spanish team in 2020, noting that he had requested a special place for his family and Suarez’s family at the Camp Nou as well as a private plane for him over the Christmas period.
Messi left Barcelona before the start of last season, heading to the French capital, Paris, due to “material and economic” obstacles that prevented him from staying, according to the Spanish club’s statement.
And the newspaper “El Mundo” confirmed that the conditions for Messi to renew the contract in 2020 with the then president of the club Bartomeu were: the obtaining of a contract that extends for three seasons, and 10 million euros as a reward for renewal, in addition to the burden of the administration of taxes.
And he continued: The Argentine star’s requests were not limited to this point, but he asked to obtain what was subtracted from the contract during the “Corona” pandemic with an interest of 3%, and to reserve private rooms for his family and that of Suarez family in the stands of the “Camp Nou” stadium, and a private plane for his family during the Christmas period.
And he continued: Messi asked in his contract for a penalty clause that allows him to leave the club when he wants, and the value is 10 thousand euros, Bartomeu’s administration accepted all the conditions except the penalty clause and established which reaches 700 million euros, and that the purchase bonus stops when the club returns to its correct economic trajectory.
Negotiations between Messi and the administration stopped after their complexity and, after Bartomeu’s departure and the start of the state of Laporta, the latter was briefed on the terms, but ultimately rejected them.
It was then announced that Messi would leave Barcelona for economic reasons, so much so that the latter decided to go to Paris Saint-Germain and start a new journey there.