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According to reports, Lionel Messi would be offered a whooping £485,000-a-week AFTER tax if the Argentine accepts to stay at Barcelona and reject interest from the likes of Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, and Chinese Super League.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s future at the Nou Camp has been unclear for a while, with his current deal with the Catalan giants running out at the end of the seasons.
Prior to his future unsettled with Barca; Chelsea, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, and even teams in the Chinese Super League have been monitoring the developments closely.
However, TV3 show El Club de la Mitjanit report there is an offer on the cards for the Argentine legend until 2022 – and the La Liga champions are willing to offer him over £25million-a-year in wages.
The Argentina international has spent his entire professional career with Barcelona and was believed to be willing to stay with the club for life as a sign of his gratitude for how the Spanish club helped him develop as player and a man.
However, for the first time, there are new fears this might be the end of his career with Barcelona.
An on-going court case over unpaid taxes and regular sneers from members of the club board led people to believe the Argentine man was growing tired of the club.
Despite major question marks over his future with Barca, Messi has turned out some of the best form of his incredible career.
The 29-year-old is the top scorer in La Liga this season with nine goals ahead of any other player. And recently, Messi scored a last-minute winner in the 3-2 Classico victory over Real Madrid.