La Liga chief Javier Tebas has already made his position on Lionel Messi clear ahead of Joan Laporta meeting

La Liga chief Javier Tebas has already been perfectly clear on the situation of Lionel Messi ahead of today’s big meeting.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta is set to travel to Madrid today to meet Tebas in a bid to fix the Lionel Messi situation.

Messi is now a free agent after his contract expired earlier this week, but both he and Barca want to complete a new two-year deal.

The problem is, Barca are around 40% over their La Liga wage cap, meaning they can only reinvest 25% of all fees received, and if they want to hand a player a new contract, that new deal can only be worth 25% of any incomings.

With Messi earning a huge figure per year, even with a pay cut, Barca simply have not earned enough so far this summer to agree a deal.

That leaves the two parties stuck, despite both wanting the same thing, and in a bid to smooth things over with La Liga, Laporta is said to be headed to the capital today, desperately hoping something can be worked out.

Though, it might be a wasted journey if Tebas‘ comments on the Messi situation last month are anything to go by, with the La Liga boss already making it clear no exceptions will be made.

“Barcelona have exceeded their wage cap,” Tebas said in June, as cited by Goal. “I hope they can keep Messi, but to do so, they will have to make cuts elsewhere.

“We are not going to make Barcelona’s wage bill more flexible. The rules are not going to be changed. We are not going to change any rule for Messi.”

Tags Javier Tebas Joan Laporta Lionel Messi

10 Comments

  1. Alex Suah Mulbah says:

    Why Barcelona has to allow this Messi issue to come this far? Barca had everything in her reach ever since to resign Messi but wasted too much time.
    With all the players Barca had bought, without Leo, they can’t still win La liga next season. So Mr. President, please do everything to get Messi back on the team.

  2. adrian says:

    La Liga forgot for the last more than 10 MESSI HAS HELP ENRICHED BARCELONA AND LA LIGA.

    FANS OF MESSI (INCLUDING CORP SPONSORSHIP) AND ESP I MY SELF WOULD HAVE NEVER WATCHED ANY LA LIGA MATCH SHOWING NO MESSI PLAYING.

    MESSI FANS WILL WATCH HIM PLAYING ANY WHERE!

    BYE BYE LA LIGA

    1. Sam says:

      So, they should break the rules for him?

    2. Laygend says:

      On point man!

    3. Alison says:

      Sure bruh

    4. Bhidex says:

      So Barca or La Liga should go bankrupt for him? Is he God?

  3. Tonyklass says:

    Their stupidity cost them CR7 prematurely, if Messi Leaves Laliga then it’s bye bye Laliga till next century. Excerpt by the special grace of God.

  4. Antero Griez says:

    Javier Tebas is a fool that may regret his words and wish he ate them😂😂😂.It’s like he doesn’t know hiw important Messi is to his rubbish La Liga . Without Messi, La Liga matches will have no much spectators as before. If he wants to look a fool, well, let him continue ashaming his shaved head producing stupid, biased decisions by Mendez😂

  5. Anil Mathew says:

    If La Liga loses Messi, it is over for them. The viewership will drop drastically and it will be just another league like EPL or French league. La Liga needs Messi. Not the other way around.

  6. Laygend says:

    Some of us watch La Liga because of Messi, if he leaves, it’s a huge loss to the league. Tebas being a Madrid fan, will be doing more damage to the league if he thinks he is doing damage to Barcelona.

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