Real Madrid are willing to help Barcelona out so they manage to tie Lionel Messi down to a new deal, according to the reliable Onda Cero.
Los Blancos reckon that Lionel Messi staying in La Liga is essential for the marketing potential and value of the league, it’s reported. The Argentine could drive additional income to all parties involved, which would be critical to the clubs that have been affected by the pandemic.
Therefore, Onda Cero say that Real Madrid want to ask La Liga whether there is any ‘flexibility’ about the regulations which are currently impending his registration.
La Liga are set to discuss a new broadcasting deal with the sponsors and want to have the agreement settled by September. Javier Tebas, the league’s president, understands that La Liga with and without Messi is completely different in terms of income.
However, the league reportedly wants everything to be solved in accordance with the existing rules, for now. But it’s not excluded that Barca are granted more leeway eventually so they are able to keep the 34-year-old.
According to reports, Leo Messi has already agreed on a new five-year deal with the Catalans. However, Blaugrana are unable to officially register him as they are already exceeding the salary cap imposed by the league, despite the Argentine reportedly agreeing to a massive pay cut.