It would be up to Messi to return to work tomorrow, as will Agüero and Emerson. He is already around here, but he will not join until he has signed the contract and LaLiga gives him the placet. For this, Barça needs a salary reduction of 200 million, which is still very far. These years the salaries have been skyrocketing, not only that of Messi, to the point that six others (Piqué, Busquets, Jordi Alba, Dembélé, Coutinho and Griezmann) charge more than the first from Madrid. Now Mateo Alemany works to lighten that, placing someone or delaying payments. With Messi there is already an agreement, but it is necessary to fit it into the total.
The other day, Ángel Torres, president of Getafe, said that for LaLiga it would be a serious loss. We already suffered with Cristiano’s departure, now that of Messi would be equivalent to losing the third Michelin star. I know that the same thing that Torres thinks others: forgive him that he slaps you to goals a couple of times a year in exchange for the prestige he brings to the championship. Different, of course, is the case of Madrid and Atlético, direct competitors of Barça who have made an effort to contain the insatiable demands of the footballers that Bartomeu was not able to do. Thebes also wants me to continue, but needs a plan that has minimal likelihood.
Alemany’s task is not easy. Memphis, Emerson, Agüero and Eric García have arrived, Dembélé, Griezmann and Coutinho have not left, only minor pieces, Matheus, Trincão and Aleñá. Now squeeze captains to get 40% off. In the first sixty three men of the house, Sadurní, Rifé and Fusté, offered to lower their salaries in a club rush. What they earned was insignificant compared to these, who solve their lives and that of their grandchildren with a single year token, but … Other times, of course. Of those of now much will be that it manages to delay payments. It intrigues me to know how Alemany will square this. But it will square it.