5 ways in which Barcelona will benefit if Lionel Messi stays

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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#4 Financial benefits

Although keeping the player will be a tough toll for the club, which is going through a severe financial depression, Messi will always help the club break even. Ticket sales will rise as the Spanish government has allowed fans to return to the stadiums and Barcelona fans will surely be dying to see Messi in real life again. Apart from that, Messi is also the player who makes the most number of shirt sales.

According to a report last year, 9 out of 10 shirts that are sold have Messi’s name written on it. This is a huge form of income for the Catalans and losing him would mean losing out on this outlet as well. Apart from that, the Catalan captain also has clauses regarding sponsors wherein the sponsors must pay extra if they want Messi to endorse the product. Yes, Messi’s wages are very high compared to the others, however, he also brings in a lot of money for the club which the others cannot offer.