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Barca President To Ask Messi To Take Wage Cut

FC Barcelona President Josep Maria BartomeuTo Ask Lionel Messi To Take Wage Cut

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by Kurt Buckerfield

Sep 15, 2020 06:31 PM

Tags: Barcelona Josep Maria Bartomeu Lionel Messi

It is claimed that FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu will ask Lionel Messi, whom he already does not have a good relationship with, to take a wage cut for the 2020/21 season.

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The Argentine ended his controversial transfer saga by revealing that he is staying at the club against his will, insisting that he did not want to take his boyhood club to court.

In his tell-all interview, Messi said Bartomeu went against his word at the end of the season after promising the six-time Ballon d'Or winner that he would be able to leave for free at the end of the previous campaign.

The 33-year-old, however, did not get his wish, and things might get more uncomfortable for the captain, who will reportedly be asked by the club's president to lower his wages for the upcoming season.

Cuatro reports that, due to the financial impact of the coronavirus, Bartomeu will ask the forward in a face-to-face meeting to accept a salary cut in the hopes that he leads by example, which could then lead to others accepting a similar proposal from the club's board.

Reports suggest that Messi earns about £988 000 (R21 million) a week before deductions, which makes him the best-paid player in world football.

Click through the gallery below to see where Messi ranks among the world's best-paid players today! 

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Khosi_Da_Man
Sep 16, 2020 10:39 AM

@Hlasela_Khosi, leaders of Barcelona and Real Madrid are elected by the fans every 5 years. They campaign just like any politician and promise change, transformation of their respective institutions, he can't be sacked like a bag of potatoes aka coaches

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mkhonowekati
Sep 16, 2020 10:13 AM

@Tebza Cole well said.

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Tebza Cole
Sep 16, 2020 10:04 AM

This just an indirect way of pushing him out. Hope that he damn refuses. Their financial struggle has nothing to do with our beloved star. This is just a stupid president.

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