Chelsea Football club had plans to sign Bacelona midfielder Antoine Griezman this summer,but this is most likely to be unsuccessful after Bacelona captain Lionel Messi agreed to take a massive 50 percent pay cut to remain at the club.
Messi's contract at Camp Nou ended 30th June and the striker together with the club management have come to an agreement over a new deal that would definitely let him stay in Spain. Bacelona has currently found themselves amidst financial crisis,and the club always had hopes of keeping their stars aset.
Messi's agreement to accept the 50 per cent wage slash is a sign that the 2021 Copa America cup winner is committed to serve the club. Being the captain of Bacelona Football club,he has to serve as an example as other top players at the club will also definitely follow his foot steps and accept salary reduction when called upon.
However, the Agentinan star's decision to sign a new contract may not turn out to be a good news for Chelsea Football club and head coach Thomas Tuchel,who had plans to sign Antonie Griezman on a long term loan. Bacelona has plans to offer the French footballer on long season loan to reduce wages at the club.However, after Messi's Decision,it is quite clear that Bacelona would not rush to send Griezman to any club.
It was reported that the club thst would signed Griezman should it quit Camp Nou, would pay the full percentage of his wages.
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