- Lionel Messi and his Barcelona teammates could be forced to take another pay cut
- Barcelona president appears to have written to the players in that regard
- The club is trying to cut down cost owing to the economic effect of COVID-19
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Lionel Messi's struggles at Barcelona continues as the club's president Josep Bartomeu has reportedly told the forward to accept another pay cut.
The Catalans, like most other clubs across the globe, are facing financial challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Also, the Blaugrana are facing a major problem after over 18,000 people have already passed a vote of no confidence in the administrator as reported by Everythingbarca.com.
The publication further reveals that the signatures demanding the president's resignation will soon hit 20,000 in number and even more.
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Barca are due to elect a new leader next year, but with Bartomeu's administration already winding down, he has not stopped harassing the squad and in particular, Messi.
Sources claim the players have been informed to take another pay cut in a bid to cope with the losses incurred during the COVID-19.
The same exercise was carried out last season and it generated loads of controversies as several senior players bashed the club on social media for stating that the players were not willing to accept a pay cut.
Meanwhile, Messi appears to have pushed all that aside after helping Argentina beat Ecuador 1-0 in their World Cup qualifiers earlier this week.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez inspired Argentine and Uruguay to victories over Ecuador and Chile in the 2020 FIFA World Cup qualifiers earlier this week.
Both players scored from the spot to secure the much-needed wins for their countries as they kick off their campaign on bright notes.
However, the goals did not only help them secure maximum points in the game, but it also helped the scorers equal one important record set by Brazilian legend Ronaldo de Lima.
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