Messi PSG contract includes blocking free-kicks and cleaning toilets ​

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Lionel Messi’s £94 million contract with Paris Saint-Germain stipulates the Argentine must lie on the ground to block free-kicks and clean the toilets at Le Parc des Princes, Paddy Power News can exclusively reveal.


Football fans around the globe were stunned when the 34-year-old superstar lay on the ground to prevent Man City scoring with a low shot from a free-kick last night.

However, it would appear the Parisian outfit are determined to get their money’s worth out of Messi by having the forward carry out a number of menial chores.

Details of his Paris Saint-Germain contract have been leaked by French publication L’Equipe, with their report claiming the former Barcelona playmaker must perform tasks including scrubbing the urinals in PSG’s stadium with a toothbrush; handwashing the first-team squad’s jock straps and arranging the catering for Neymar’s sister’s birthday.

PARIS, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 28: Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain lies behind the Paris Saint-Germain wall as they defend a free kick during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City at Parc des Princes on September 28, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

It’s understood the six-time Ballon d’Or winner agreed to all the French club’s demands – except to stop undermining manager Mauricio Pochettino’s authority at every given opportunity.

‘The team is the most important thing’, Messi told PPN about the free-kick incident after the game.

‘That is why I like to pick it’.

‘Of course, some managers do not like it when I pick the team. But then I remind them I can always pick a new manager’.

When asked how it felt to score his first goal for PSG, he said:

‘Beautiful – and not just because my goal bonus is f**king massive’.

BARCELONA, SPAIN – AUGUST 08: (EDITOR’S NOTE: Alternate crop) Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona faces the media during a press conference at Nou Camp on August 08, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, ahead of Manchester United’s Champions League clash with Villarreal, Cristiano Ronaldo was asked about blocking free-kicks on the floor.

‘Every player must sacrifice himself for the good of the team. That is why I am prepared to tell Fred to lay on the ground’, the 36-year-old Portuguese told PPN.

‘The only time Cristiano lies down on the pitch is when there is the faintest of contact by the opposition’.


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