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Old Aug 5th 2021, 11:43 pm
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Anyone care to predict how many days it will be before it all works out and Messi signs a new Barcelona contract?
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Old Aug 5th 2021, 11:48 pm
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Anyone care to predict how many days it will be before it all works out and Messi signs a new Barcelona contract?
Unless he signs for 1 Euro a week, I doubt La Liga would allow it to happen.
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Old Aug 5th 2021, 11:57 pm
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Unless he signs for 1 Euro a week, I doubt La Liga would allow it to happen.
I reckon they'll change their rules for him, he's a big pull so must earn the league a fortune.
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Old Aug 6th 2021, 12:20 am
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Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee View Post
Unless he signs for 1 Euro a week, I doubt La Liga would allow it to happen.
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I reckon they'll change their rules for him, he's a big pull so must earn the league a fortune.

Pressure from the broadcasters, extraordinary general meeting to suspend the rules or make a change in the formula to reflect 'changing' circumstances, someone else agrees to go after all, some even more creative accounting (I'm sure there's someone who can show them the way), find a mistake in t he original proposals and so on...
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Old Aug 6th 2021, 12:27 pm
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From the Guardian today
La Liga has a salary cap, calculated based on a club’s financial health, which was reduced in November in the wake of the financial pressures caused by the pandemic, and Barcelona have been hit hard.
This was the sot of thing I had in mind. It's an exceptional situation so one could justify an exception.

There's already a proposal that might work so there might yet be a change of mind.
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From the Guardian today

This was the sot of thing I had in mind. It's an exceptional situation so one could justify an exception.

There's already a proposal that might work so there might yet be a change of mind.
Sell him to Man City and City loan him to Barca for 2 seasons?
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Old Aug 6th 2021, 8:59 pm
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Sell him to Man City and City loan him to Barca for 2 seasons?
That would imply City were involved in something untoward so that won't work. They're above that sort of thing.
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That would imply City were involved in something untoward so that won't work. They're above that sort of thing.
exactly right it is more likely to be one of the heavily in debt clubs like Yernited or Red Scouse that would be involved in that kind of duplicity.... well them or that notorious bunch of fraudsters at Bristol Rovers
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exactly right it is more likely to be one of the heavily in debt clubs like Yernited or Red Scouse that would be involved in that kind of duplicity.... well them or that notorious bunch of fraudsters at Bristol Rovers
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Old Aug 6th 2021, 10:31 pm
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Yeah I guessed PSG or the MLS if he doesn't stay at Barca
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Old Aug 7th 2021, 1:26 pm
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Is it just me or does this sound like his annual wage will keep the club within fair play boundaries but that he'll really be earning five years of pay over two years of playing and it won't be a pay cut when that's factored in?
Latest newspaper report...
Laporta said Messi had agreed in principle first to a two-year deal with payments over five years then to a five-year deal – although the expectation was that he would probably play only two.
Transfer still not happened yet.

Daily Express says ManU made an offer.
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Latest newspaper report...

Transfer still not happened yet.

Daily Express says ManU made an offer.
Phil Jones, Jesse Lingard and Brandon Williams for Messi sounds like a fair deal to me.
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Old Aug 7th 2021, 3:13 pm
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Latest bit of nonsense...Daily Mail reports Aguero not happy and asking his lawyers to check for an escape route
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Latest bit of nonsense...Daily Mail reports Aguero not happy and asking his lawyers to check for an escape route
He signed a contract, make him honour it...
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Old Aug 7th 2021, 7:33 pm
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He signed a contract, make him honour it...
Part 3, Section D, sub-section iv, paragraph 5(1)(b) says contract is null and void in the event my mate Messi leaves within the first year.

And then there's the Sanity Clause.
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