According to the Spanish media "Ara" news, Barcelona star Messi is willing to accept a pay cut, but refuses to accept delayed pay.
Allegedly, Messi is willing to make concessions for the team to reduce his salary to less than 50 million euros, but he refused to accept the delayed payment. Because Messi's contract will expire on June 30 next year, and he currently has no intention to negotiate a renewal with Bartomeu.
The newspaper analyzed that Bartomeu’s plan is to win over more supporters, and ultimately limit the number of people who refuse to cut the salary to less than 10 and isolate these people. The newspaper stated that Bartomeu had successfully used internal divisions to prevent a revolution that had already broken out.