The coronavirus pandemic affected many clubs and one of them was Barcelona, who in its last sample of the fiscal year recognized 488 million euros of debt. Due to this, the Catalan club had to make a decision based on the From millionaire bonds, which add up to a figure of 78 million euros, which corresponded to Lionel Messi for the renovation that the Argentine made in 2017.
The first was for an amount of 39 million euros which, after being postponed on different occasions, was granted in July 2020. However, the second will only be paid at the end of the 2025 season since the Spanish entity will give it to you in eight installments regardless of whether or not the footballer continues to wear the Barça jacket next season. The reason for the extra money? As award for continuity or end of his career.
The postponement was signed by the Management Commission led by Carlos Tusquets, who took office after the resignation of Josep María Bartomeu. On the other hand, The club will have a new Board of Directors after the elections that will take place on January 24: Joan Laporta, Víctor Font, Emili Rousaud, Toni Freixa yes they got the signatures.
Messi still did not decide his future
Since the Argentine sent the famous burofax to Barcelona last August and declared that he did not want to continue in Barcelona, he did not rule out staying at the club in the last interview he gave. In any case, he expressed that he will decide what to do when this season concludes since his contract ends on June 30 of this year.