Lionel Messi’s future at FC Barcelona is uncertain.
Last summer Lionel Messi revealed his wish to leave the club. He was highly linked with Manchester City. But he was ‘forced’ to stay at the club at that time. After that, the Argentine told the press about the problems of FC Barcelona dressing rooms and board. FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu was the main target of Lionel Messi.
Josep Maria Bartomeu resigned from his position last month. But the situation has not changed yet for Lionel Messi. He is in the last 6 months of his contract with FC Barcelona and refused to sign a new deal with FC Barcelona.
FC Barcelona recently faced a massive financial crisis. Barcelona’s horrendous mismanagement over the past few years and lack of financial planning are causing the trouble for the Spanish Giant. COVID-19 pandemic has made it worse.
In this turmoil, FC Barcelona is considering selling the 6 times Ballon D’or winner. But what will be the consequence if it really happens? There are both good and bad sides as well.
But the situation could be better if the club sold the Argentine in the summer.
Lionel Messi’s contract with FC Barcelona will be end in June. So, after that he is free to move and join any other team of his choice for free. But FC Barcelona can save the a huge amount of wage if he leaves the club in summer.
Lionel Messi is now the highest earner in the world. He gets over €1 million per week. If the Argentine leaves in the summer then Barcelona can save a huge wage bill from that.
But if they sold him last summer then they can boost up their economy with the transfer money they get.
Effect on Revenue:
As per the Deloitte Football Money League’s recent report, FC Barcelona’s revenue has fallen by 15% in the 2019-20 season. It is the highest among the top 20 revenue-generating clubs in Europe.
Securing the future:
Lionel Messi is already 33 years old. But undoubtedly he is still one of the best servers of the team.
However, FC Barcelona needs to build a team for the future as well. In an economic crisis like this selling, the Argentine could be a good decision to make a squad for the future as well.
Lionel Messi is highly linked with Paris Saint-Germain. The Argentine can join his former teammate Neymar in the summer.