Next season, his salary will go from €22.8 million to €39.4
In May 2014, Leo Messi signed his renewal with FC Barcelona and he became the highest-paid footballer in the world. Negotiations were long and with doubts in the two sides. In the offices of the Camp Nou some discussed the possibility of selling the Argentinian footballer and he was not happy with the direction the team had taken with Tata Martino on the bench.
A conversation of over 2 hours with Tito Vilanova in the hospital changed Messi's mind and he finally stayed at the club. President Bartomeu told him Luis Enrique would be the new coach and that there would be important signings to become one the best clubs in the world again.
This Tuesday, the newspaper ARA released some of the keys of that renewal. On the one hand, the Argentine's salary will make a significant growth in June 2016: from €22.8 million to €39.4.
In addition, one of the contract's clause says that if the club transferred Messi in summer, they should have to pay a compensation to him: €19.9 million. This amount is lower if the transfer is in the future, so in 2017 it would be 9.9 million.