Eyes would be on Lionel Messi when he leads Barcelona into the park at Camp Nou against PSG on Wednesday in a UEFA Champions League tie. Speculations are rife with his contract coming to an end soon as to where would he go. While many teams are queuing up to get their finances in order to get Messi, the latest is that UCL champions Bayern Munich have backed out from the race of pursuing Messi. Also Read - Neymar Injury Update: PSG Striker Starts Training Ahead of Crucial UCL Clash Against Barcelona, Mauricio Pochettino Confirms
In an interview with Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge indicated that Messi’s whopping salary is the problem. He also congratulated Messi for obtaining such astronomical numbers. Also Read - From Convincing Lionel Messi to Fighting Financial Crisis: Challenges Barcelona New President Joan Laporta Will Have to Tackle
“I laughed when I saw Messi’s contract with Barcelona,” Rummenigge said to Corriere dello Sport (as captured by El Espanol). “I can only say congrats to him for obtaining an astronomical contract. But this salary situation needs to be changed.” Also Read - Joan Laporta Elected New President of Barcelona With 54.28 Per Cent Votes
Recently, a Spanish outlet leaked Lionel Messi’s contract and since then it has been the talk of the town.
At the moment PSG and Manchester City seem to be the frontrunners to get him, while Barca manager Ronald Koeman keeps maintaining that Messi is ‘happy’ at Camp Nou.
As for Messi, he has not made any revelations as to where he wants to go despite the rumours claiming the Argentine wants to reunite with Pep Guardiola. Messi has maintained that he will take a call at the end of the season.
Messi decided to head elsewhere after Barcelona’s shocking 8-2 defeat against Bayern Munich. After having informed his willingness to leave the club to the management, Messi made a dramatic U-turn and decided to stay back at Camp Nou as he did not want to get into a legal tussle with the club.