The number one topic in the football world in recent days is Lionel Messi. After the words of the president of Barcelona, Joan Laporta, that "Messi can look for a new club" because the club has to move on, all the eyes of the world public are focused on Paris.
Straight from Qatar Khalid bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, ie the brother of the first man of Paris Saint-Germain Nasser Al Khelaifi has already confirmed that "negotiations are over", after which the Catalan Mundo Deportivo announced that the official promotion is expected on Tuesday.
Less than 48 hours after Barcelona's announcement that Messi will not stay, practically all the details of one of the most luxurious jobs in the history of football have been revealed. A two-year contract, with another option, an annual salary of 40,000,000 euros net, ie when taxes that are deducted in France for the top level of sports above 70 percent of the total amount are deducted, while only 30,000,000 European banknotes follow for the signature.
When you add to the mentioned amounts that Paris Saint-Germain spent 60,000,000 euros this summer to buy Achraf Hakimi from Inter - plus 10,000,000 euros goes to bonuses - and 16,000,000 euros to buy Danilo Pereira from Porto, and then they finished three spectacular jobs of bringing in Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Georginio Wijnaldum as free agents, which entails fabulous expenses for salaries, bonuses for signatures and commissions, raises the question - how Paris Saint-Germain still have room to set aside so much money for Lionel Messi, and still swim peacefully in the waters of financial fair play? It is still not clear to anyone, especially in the midst of the pandemic crisis, which is why comments are emerging that the FFP rules only do not apply to Paris Saint-Germain.
However, some media claim that PSG can overcome this obstacle almost painlessly. How? According to official reports, Paris Saint-Germain has officially reported a loss of 125,800,000 euros for the 2019/20 season, which ended earlier when the coronavirus pandemic started.
That the time of almost a year and a half without an audience in France had a negative impact on the situation at the box office, especially in Paris Saint-Germain, which allocates enormous sums of money, shows that at the end of the year one of the richest clubs in the world could report a loss of 204,000.000 European banknotes! Collectively, PSG will have a deficit of an incredible 330,000,000 euros in two seasons.