Barcelona will not overspend for Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi’s Barcelona contract talks have been hindered after La Liga spending caps. Messi’s future in Barcelona is now in question after club’s director Oscar Grau suggested they will not break the bank and cave into Messi’s wage demands.

Other Barcelona superstars like  Luis Suarez and Neymar have signed new deals with the club worth  £21m-a-year, but rumors report that Messi wants to become the highest paid player at the club.

Messi has 18 months left to run on his existing deal and talks regarding a new improved contract remain ongoing.

The Catalan club have stretched their budget d they are edging closer to the 70 per cent limit that La Liga place on club’s wage costs.

Grau said: “We have to be very strict with the budgets, we can’t go crazy.

“We need to comply with the ratios of debt and the percentage of salaries in the budget.”

Grau, however, did go on to add that: “I want the best player in history to remain here.”

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