La Liga

Messi: Contract demands untrue

Lionel Messi insists he never asked for a new contract from Barcelona.
Share This Story

   
 

Lionel Messi insists he has not asked for an improved contract at Barcelona, despite recent reports suggesting that he had.

NEVER TOO EARLY

Messi's defined his generation. So why not crown him the best ever?

The 26-year-old only penned a new five-year-deal with the La Liga champions back in February, but reports in Spain have suggested that summer-signing Neymar has since overtaken him as Barca's biggest earner.

Javier Faus, Barcelona's vice-president, had questioned whether Messi deserved a new deal earlier this month, although the Argentina star maintains that he never asked for one.

"Mr. Faus knows nothing about football and wants to run Barcelona like a business, which it's not," Messi told Catalan radio station Rac1.

"Barcelona is the best club in the world and it should be run by the best directors in the world.

"Neither I nor any of my representatives have asked for an improved contract.

"The truth is that I'm focused on my recovery and not thinking about anything else."

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by

More than Sports on MSN