Head of Parc Des Princes has expelled the details of the Argentine contract which has been published in French media
Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has a brand report that said Lionel Messi had a € 30 million contract (£ 26 million / $ 35 million) per year “completely wrong” and “unacceptable”.
PSG could not say the biggest coup of the summer transfer window by signing Messi, which became a free agent after Barcelona announced that they could not tie it to a new contract because of their struggle to get a La Liga wage limit.
The 34-year-old signed a two-year contract with Giants Ligue 1, but L’Equipe reported that he had been promised the third season worth € 40 million (£ 34 million / $ 47 million) and an annual bonus of € 15 million (£ 13 million (£ 13 million) / $ 18 million).
What is said?
Leonardo expelled French newspaper claims at a press conference on Saturday, insisting Messi was only tied to the Parc des Princes until 2023 with the current provisions of the agreement.
“We cannot accept this,” said PSG’s head told reporters. “It’s not acceptable. It’s really wrong. I want to tell you it. I think it’s less respectful and we don’t like it. I don’t understand the time. It’s really very far from the truth, at duration and numbers.
“There is a confidentiality clause, but I can say that this is not the truth. The duration of the contract is two years. It was wrong, not it, and we did not like it.”
How did Messi start at PSG?
Messi spent the beginning of the PSG 2021-22 campaign because of the short pre-season after the exploitation of his Copa America winner with Argentina in July. Five times the Ballon d’Or gradually managed to return to full fitness, and finally debuted for the Mauricio Pochettino team from the bench in a 2-0 victory at Reims on August 29.
PSG supporters can see Messi first start in the Champions League stage stage opening against Brugges clubs in mid-week, but his appearance failed to fulfill the pre-match hype because French clothing was held on a 1-1 draw to draw Jan Breydel Stadium.
Messi is likely to have another chance to make a sign when PSG welcomes Lyon to Parc des Princes on Sunday, where they will aim to extend their 100 percent record in Ligue 1.