Lionel Messi salary 2020 news – Messi is wanted badly by several clubs which is obvious as which club in their right mind who want to miss the chance to sign perhaps one of the greatest legends of world football. But the Barcelona captain’s greatest obstacle from going to any other club in Europe is his incredibly high salary at his present club, Barcelona. At present, Messi earns almost £100 million a year at Camp Nou and even in normal conditions, any club would find that huge figure next to impossible to find for any one particular player.
But given the present scenario, almost all clubs in the world have taken a major cash hit owing to the coronavirus pandemic that has engulfed the world this year. Even clubs with high cash reserves like Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Bayern Munich would find it difficult to produce the existing salary package for Lionel Messi. There have been talks that Manchester City is most likely to be the club where the Barcelona superstar would want to make his way owing to his cordial professional and personal relations with Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola. But even Manchester City would find it difficult to fund a transfer for Messi. They had just avoided a two-year Champions League ban following the overturn of a UEFA sanction for breaching Financial Fair Play regulations, so all their financial books are already in close scrutiny.
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A way that seems probable to make a funded move for Messi feasible is gathering a sponsor to fund the £100 million a year for Messi just for the sake of being associated with the cub that hosts Messi. Financially, all big clubs are already losing money owing to the loss of in-person ticket revenue at their respective home grounds. United for instance, might lose £4-£5 million every year owing to the current situation where no visitors are allowed to spectate the match live. And on top of that all major clubs are required to pay £20 million to the broadcasters which means there is already a huge cash hole to deal with.
Lionel Messi salary 2020 news
Messi is certainly one of the greatest footballers in the history but the fact that he is 33 and not many years lie ahead of him in terms of his professional footballing career, securing such a high transfer fee ( in the ballpark of 700 million Euros) and subsequent salary package makes it incredibly difficult for any club to get him.