Messi refused a 100 million euro bonus and an annual salary of 50 million.
Argentina’s Barcelona pearl, Lionel Messi, has endured a temptation by Manchester City’s Sheikh Mansour, Marca said. Leo’s new contract slowed unexpectedly, and the “citizens” tried to sneak La Pulga. The proposal from Etihad Stadium was: € 100 million bonus for the transfer and another € 50 million net each year.
The idea was number 10 to wear a light blue shirt in the summer of 2018, coming as a free agent. After months of leakage, Leo signed a new treaty, testified to his support for Barcelona, and denied the opportunity to raise his bank account, and to seek a new challenge.
By comparison, with his new salary in Barca, he will collect 40 million per season.