According to reports reaching oyogist.com, current Barcelona’s presidential candidate, Emili Rousaud, has confirmed that Messi’s salary is too huge for the club to handle as the club faces one of its worst financial crisis.
Messi would be open to negotiations with foreign clubs starting from January.
“In the club’s current situation Messi’s salary is not sustainable, so we’ll have to reach an agreement with him. We will present an attractive project to him,” Rousaud told Spanish newspaper AS on Tuesday.
“What matters most here is the sporting project. When Messi said he was leaving he didn’t mention money. He has the highest salary in the world, no-one earns more than him, he doesn’t want to leave because he earns too little.
“He wants to leave because he wants to win trophies. He referred to that recently when he said: “The Champions League is not within our reach.” He wants a team full of talent.” Rousaud concluded.