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The news that Lionel Messi is about to leave Barcelona will prompt a number of top clubs to calculate odds. You have to provide money for the megastar’s salary.
The news that Messi has left Barcelona has intensified as the Argentine player has reportedly expressed his stance on club management. Messi has sent a document stating that he wants to leave the club.
The 33-year-old wants his contract, which ends in June 2021, to be terminated immediately. Messi has a clause to leave Barcelona for free before the end of the season, on condition that he must send it to the club before the end of the season.
Barcelona believe this clause is no longer active as it only lasts until last June. However, Messi’s side believed the deadline was delayed as the 2019/2020 season was also delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is believed that this situation prompted a number of clubs to monitor the situation. Some clubs that are considered interested and able to bring Messi in are Manchester City, Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain.
Paying Lionel Messi’s transfer fee is not the only challenge for interested clubs, however. Even if Barcelona should be tempted for the transfer alone, Messi, whose contract is still less than a year, for a price of over 222 million euros.
That number is a transfer record that PSG broke when redeeming Neymar from Barcelona. Those interested clubs have yet to ponder Messi’s salary, which is no joke.
L’Equipe A few months ago it became known that Lionel Messi was receiving a gross salary of 99.6 million euros per year, or around 1.73 trillion rupees. This makes him the most expensive paid player in the world.
By comparison, Man City, believed to be one of the leading clubs for Messi, made Kevin de Bruyne the highest-paid player. The pay is € 20.2 million per year, which is almost a fifth of Messi’s salary.
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Man City undoubtedly have to offer a lot of financial headroom if they want to recruit Messi, despite the sponsorship inflow that will do a lot with this recruitment. Meanwhile, Inter Milan actually have another advantage in terms of that salary.
Because the tax law in Italy provides for a 50% exemption on the salaries of foreign players. This is in stark contrast to Spain, where Messi’s salary has been cut by 45% for taxes alone.
With this rule, Inter Messi can likely offer a lower salary as the tax deduction is also small. Even the US reports that foreign players in Italy who have at least three minors can get tax exemptions of up to 90%.
It is known that Messi currently has three sons, Thiago, Ciro and Matteo, all of whom are still children. Inter, backed by the financial strength of the Suning Group, has reportedly devised a plan to hire Lionel Messi.
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