Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of Barcelona, has admitted that the renewal of Leo Messi’s contract has delayed since “a new contract” has drafted to “adapt the clause (from 300 to 700 million) to the current situation of football. This has admitted the Barça leader in statements to Barca TV. After the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) made effective the rescission clause of Neymar Jr (234 million euros) and hired the Brazilian, all the alarms went on at the Camp Nou. That in the new contract signed by the father of Leo Messi last June collected a clause of 300 million euros, affordable for the great fortunes that now run football clubs in Europe.
For that reason, the Barca put hands to the work as it has admitted the azulgrana president today. “The contract we signed in June, which was totally valid, was a contract that put Leo at the level of the great player he is, but in this new contract we have signed now we have done to adapt the clause to the current situation of football “, has said. Football is changing a lot, since this summer we have seen it. That is why the clause (300 million) we had to review it and now it goes to 700 million euros. Which places the player in the current moment of football,” he clarified.
The contract signed by Messi is its eighth renewal since he signed his first relationship with Barcelona. The new commitment is for the next four years (2021), when the player will have already reached 34 years. We are very happy that Messi renewed his relationship with Barca. It is (a contract) forever. It is a great contract. It is a contract for the best player in the history of football to be with us, to renew that confidence fills us of pride and we are very happy “, said Bartomeu.
Leo Messi has admitted feeling happy and commented it was a long time that the contract had to sign. I am happy to continue in the club, I always said it is my home. I always wanted to do my whole career here my dream was to finish at Barcelona and we are on our way he insisted. Our intention is to keep getting things to continue enlarging the history of the club. Our personal and to continue making history in this club we were lucky to win many things (so far) and hopefully many more he said.