“La Gazzetta Dello Sport” Italian newspaper reported that Paris Saint-Germain may give up the idea of signing Barcelona’s star, Lionel Messi, during the upcoming summer transfer period.
According to the source, the reason for this is the high salary of the Argentine star, who is currently earning 500,000 pounds with Barcelona per week.
The Italian newspaper stated that Paris Saint-Germain is currently not ready to pay such a salary to Messi, in light of the club’s suffering from the financial repercussions of the Corona virus pandemic.
She indicated that Messi would have to agree to a salary cut to join Saint Germain.
The Argentine star’s contract with Barcelona expires next June, where he can leave the team for free, after he failed in an attempt to secure his exit last summer, and the 33-year-old has not taken any step to renew his contract with the Catalan team so far.
Messi participated in the current season in 17 games in the Spanish League, during which he scored 11 goals and made two more goals.
The “flea” is currently serving a two-match ban, imposed on him after he was expelled from Barcelona’s match against Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup final, for assaulting a rival player.
المصدر: “The Gazzetta Dello Sport”