Lionel Messi’s £95MILLION salary – more than Neymar and Kylian Mbappe earn COMBINED – mean even super-rich PSG say it is ‘impossible’ to sign Barcelona star thanks to coronavirus financial woes
*Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has told the Catalan club he wants to leave
*Several of Europe’s heavyweight clubs are keen on signing him, including PSG
*But the French side are facing financial woes which makes signing Messi difficult
*The coronavirus pandemic has depleted PSG’s finances for the 2020-21 season
Lionel Messi’s enormous salary means a potential move to Paris Saint-Germain this summer is ‘impossible’, according to reports in France.
It was announced on Tuesday night that the Barcelona captain handed in a transfer request to the Catalan side in a move that has stunned the world of football.
Messi could even leave on a free transfer if he wins a legal battle to activate a clause in his contract that would allow him to walk away for no fee. However, Barcelona claim that clause expired in June, meaning he or his new employers could have to pay his £630million release clause.