Interim Barcelona president Carles Tuskett has halved his comments on Lionel Messi, arguing that his departure last summer would have been “GOOD financial” for the Spanish giants without money.
- Carles Tuskets said that the sale of Lionel Messi would be financially beneficial
- The interim president of Barcelona said that he would sell the striker in the summer
- Barca boss Ronald Koeman has criticized his comments, saying they do not help.
- Tukets tried to clear up the issue, but only reinforced his original claim
Barcelona’s interim president, Carles Tuskets, has strengthened his belief that it would be better for the club to sell Lionel Messi financially.
The Tuckets sparked controversy earlier this week when he said he would allow the Barca captain to leave after handing him a transfer request in the summer.
His comments were criticized by manager Ronald Koeman, who described them as useless. Tukets, who stepped up as interim president after the departure of Josep Bartoemu, then sought to clear the issue.
Interim president of Barcelona Carles Tusquets has strengthened his belief that it would be better for the club to sell Lionel Messi financially
The Tukets have caused controversy by saying they will sell the Barca captain in the summer
But the 69-year-old ended up doubling his original statement by bringing in the economic benefits of selling Messi.
“I did not say I would sell Messi; “I said financially, his departure would be good for the club,” Tuckets told Catalunya radio.
“Bee was better for us because we said his salary was the highest in the world. Nothing can be truer. But I am nobody, the decision is his and the board can not make these decisions.
Barça manager Ronald Koeman has criticized the comments, describing them as “unused”.
“If necessary, I will tell Kuman that he misunderstood what I said. I was just doing math.
“What Messi generates for the club offsets the price [of his contract]”But Barcelona is not dependent on just one person.”
Barça was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic as the club released a grim package of economic figures in October. As well as a loss of милиони 88m in the financial year, the club revealed that their net debt had doubled to 40 440m.
The Catalans recently announced that they have reached an agreement with their players to implement a pay cut that will save as much as 109 million pounds.
Tuketz tried to follow his comments, but only strengthened his belief that the club would benefit financially from selling Messi.
However, as the club deferred милиони 45m for variable payments over a three-year period, it is not comparable to the милиони 170m figure that the club aimed to save through player salaries.
Messi is the highest paid player at the club with an income of 000 500,000 a week.
The Argentine is without a contract at the Nou Camp next summer and would be free to leave the club for nothing. He was strongly linked with a move to Manchester City to join former manager Pep Guardiola, while Paris Saint-Germain could also be an option after his former Barça team-mate Neymar discussed a reunion.