• Mon. Dec 6th, 2021

Flashback! Messi, Chelsea target in 2014 transfer deal after first Barcelona exit

Ex-Chelsea Manager, Jose Mourinho, Chelsea target to get Lionel Messi after nearly exit from Barcelona in 2014, a secret deal moved with a fresh talks to signed the Argentine to West London after he was released by Barcelona.

Lionel Messi, who is currently 34 years old, as Joan Laporta admitted in an emergency press conference on Friday, looking at the impossible to keep the copper American Star player, due to financial constrain the man dead in the Spanish League (La Liga).

Laporta, explained the difficulties he encountered then, to get the players sign after 24 hours before the closing of the transfer window in 2014.

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He said, “the salary mass is 110% of the total income of the club then.”  The Barcelona President revealed.

“We don’t have any margin in terms of salary. The rules are regulations of Spain La Liga based on the regulations of the finance fair play and we don’t have any margin.”

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi nearly become Chelsea player in 2014, and there are fresh rumours linking him with a move to Stamford Bridge following his Barcelona exit.

He secretly agreed to joined Chelsea for £208 million back in 2014.

According to SkySports, reported that, the owner of Chelsea, Roman Abramovich, agreed to give Messi an annual wages of $65 million, plus 70% of image rights, which the Argentine kept on the deal.

But, the agreement was not reached, which the negotiation were squeezed out.

Source: SkySport/Football London.

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