According to Italian Radio Rai, Jorge Messi will be in Milan in the summer to negotiate a potential move of his son Lionel Messi to Inter. Messi’s father is managing his son’s contracts and is currently in the process of moving to Milan. Reports claim that Messi’s future therefore may be in Italy, with Inter Milan as top candidates.
Currently, Lionel Messi is earning €30.5 million per season net, while his salary is €60.3 million gross. In Italy, the Argentine might take advantage of the flat tax rate which is €25 thousand per year. Cristiano Ronaldo is currently taking advantage of this regime in Italy.
While it would be absurd to completely believe the rumors regarding Messi’s exit from Barcelona, it is known that the Argentine is lately not having the best time at his home club. After losing La Liga to Real Madrid, the 33-year-old burst in a press conference requesting “things to change” on the edge of his contract renewal talks.
Source: Radio Rai via TUTTOmercatoWEB
Barça wants to sign Memphis Depay, or nothing
According to Cat Radio, Barcelona still wants Memphis Depay per Ronald Koeman’s requests. If they are unable to sign the Dutchman, the club will continue the season without a number 9.
Even though Culés pointed towards Ansu Fati’s brilliant performance against Villarreal, Koeman still wants to sign a forward, and he only has one candidate on his list: Memphis Depay. However, the Catalan club is facing financial problems to sign the player.
Lyon would accept bids of around €25 million for Depay. They would also accept €12.5 million now, and the rest paid in installments later on. However, even under these terms, Barça has told that they can not afford the deal.
Even though Koeman keeps insisting, the operation seems not possible at this point, unless the Catalan club continues to sell players. Lyon has also warned Barcelona that the deadline for them to sign the Dutchman is friday.
Sources: Mundo Deportivo, Cat Radio, L’equipe