– Lionel Messi has reportedly accepted a reduction in salary to help Barcelona sign Erling Haaland in the summer
– The 33-year-old is understood to be keen in playing alongside the 20-year-old striker play at the Camp Nou next season
– The Norwegian forward has scored 36 goals in all competitions for Borussia Dortmund this season
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Lionel Messi has accepted his massive wages to be slashed into half in a bid to help Barcelona sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, Mirror.
Several top clubs in Europe have lined up to sign the young Norwegian striker who is in stellar form for the Bundesliga side this season.
It is understood that Messi who wanted to leave the club at the season made and U-turn after Joan Laporta was elected president.
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And reports claim that the Argentine is willing to accept a pay cut to help the club make a huge summer signing.
Argentine duo Latauro Martinez and Sergio Aguero have been linked to the Camp Nou but it is understood Haaland will be given top priority.
And Messi is keen on working with the 20-year-old who has scored 36 goals in all competitions for Dortmund this season.
On the other hand, Messi is set to be offered a ten-year contract by Laporta to keep the 33-year-old at the club until after retirement.
Messi is reportedly raking in £500,000-per-week after tax with incentives and bonus payments almost doubling it.
EuroSport claims Messi has told Laporta he is happy to accept a smaller salary if the club show ambition by launching a bid for Haaland.
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Meanwhile, Bioreports had earlier reported that Lionel Messi netted his 50th free kick for Barcelona during their 3-2 win over Valencia in La Liga but in total, the Argentina has scored six other times for the national team, Goal, Sport Bible.
The 33-year-old does not look like slowing down in converting set pieces for club and country as he moved one step ahead of his biggest rival in football Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi has scored free kicks against the biggest sides in La Liga including Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, Real Sociedad, Villarreal and the likes.
Source: Bioreports Nigeria