“Messi wants to stay, we are doing everything to reduce salaries and find a solution”

At the presentation ceremony of Dutch striker Memphis Depay, Barcelona president Joan Laporta took the opportunity to talk about Lionel Messi, who has become a problem.

Messi has been free since his contract expired on June 30.

In any case, Laporta says that the agreement has been reached between the club and Leo, he is optimistic that they will find the right solution to formalize the renewal with the 34-year-old.

Barca have economic problems and must first sell players, as well as reduce salaries, before signing with Messi.

“The footballer has always said that he wants to stay and there is no doubt about that. However we have to follow some rules and we are making every effort to lower the salary level or apply some acceptable formulas from La Liga. President Tebas is very available to help us, as he is the first to be interested in players of Messi caliber still in La Liga.” said Laporta.

Messi wanted to leave last summer, but with the arrival of Laporta at the helm of the club, everything has changed.

Although free today and can go to any club he wants, Messi is waiting for Barcelona to make a decision as soon as possible, he wants to continue writing history with the childhood club.

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