Sport Primera Division: Barca coach on Messi's future
Primera Division: Messi Leaks: Next Reveal! Ex-Barca boss Bartomeu fights back
The publication of the apparently original contract paper between Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona is causing a stir in Spain. The daily newspaper El Mundo published details on Sunday - and reloaded on Monday. Ex-Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu, whose broken relationship with Messi meant his end as club boss, publicly defended himself against allegations that he had something to do with the launch of the documents.
Despite lingering rumors of a possible exit, Lionel Messi is happy at Barcelona, according to coach Ronald Koeman. The Dutchman emphasized this after the Catalans' 5-1 win against Alaves last Saturday.
"We know that Leo is a crucial player. He has been for many years, he is very focused. He is excited, he is happy and he was very effective in front of goal," said the Koeman when asked about Messi,
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Koeman stated: "He's someone who adds a lot of depth to the game if we fit between the lines to find him. That makes it even easier for his teammates." Messi only has one contract left at Barcelona until the end of June, but his coach reiterated the importance of the Argentine for the Blaugrana game.
Lionel Messi deserves every penny of his astronomic Barcelona contract that just leaked
An annual salary of up to $167 million, if all bonuses are triggered – and Messi has reportedly hit an average of 92 percent of that figure over the course of the deal, which he signed in Nov. 2017. How could he charge his boyhood club such an exorbitant amount to play for it when Barca is struggling? Messi’s pharaonic contract is ruining Barcelona. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Lionel Messi's gargantuan Barcelona contract details got leaked, and he deserves every cent. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) Certainly, Barca’s $1.
"He has a great vision of the game. So if we are to try and win trophies it is vital to have Messi at his best, but we also need everyone else at their maximum. That is very important," said Koeman.FC Barcelona: Messi decision only after the end of the season
Messi recently stated that he only wanted to make a decision about his future after the end of the season. In the event of an extension at Barca, a further salary increase would be out of the question due to the club's financial difficulties.
In addition to PSG, Manchester City and Inter Milan are also traded as possible interested parties in signing the six-time world footballer. There is also speculation about a possible move to the MLS.
Messi is also looking for the mole .
© Supplied by Sports.fr MESSI KOEMAN In court, there is the secret of the instruction. The contracts of footballers must also benefit from confidentiality. This was not the case for. The lease for its extension and initialed in 2017 by the Argentinian star of was exposed by El Mundo. Messi intends to sue the Spanish newspaper for disclosing such, such as the amount of 555 million euros (salary and image rights) collected over four seasons by the six-time Ballon d'Or.