Leo Messi's decision has the whole football world on edge, both Barcelona itself and the other possible clubs that could be interested in signing him. However, as Joan Laporta has pointed out on several occasions, negotiations are on the right track.
For this reason, 'Sport' reported on its front page that August would be the key month for the Argentinian to sign his signature. The club wants the deal to be finalised after the Argentinian star returns from holiday. In addition, the board considered that the salary reduction of the Argentinean star will serve as an example for the rest of the team to act in the same way. After all, if the star and captain of the team agrees to the requests for the good of the club, the others, a priori, should also follow his steps.
For the moment, Messi has not made a statement on the matter, although everything suggests that the Argentinian's decision is to continue at the club he has been at most of his life. There is even talk that the only thing missing is the signature, as the salary and the duration of the contract are already finalised. Confirming the renewal of the Barcelona star would be the best signing for a club that, despite its financial problems, has not done at all badly in strenghtening the squad. Of course, all at zero cost.
However, the number of departures has not gone as expected. Despite having received a reasonable amount of money, the highest paid players are still in the squad. This is the case with Griezmann and Umtiti, for whom it has not yet been possible to find a way out. Moreover, according to the latest information, if the Frenchman finally remains in the team, the rest of the squad will have to undertake a further salary reduction.
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