If he accepts the same salary as Lewandowski, there is little reason why we wouldn't be able to give him a guarantee before June 30 (the day his actual current contract ends, he can't even sign for any club until then).All reports from Barcelona to Argentina to France have been unanimous about Barca and him being fine with being on the same salary as Lewandowski, but just because the move didn't happen we're going to pretend and make up stories about how he probably wanted more?
The reasons for why this didn't happen might not be as complex as some of you make it out to be. Could be a simple case of him not trusting Laporta or the other people in charge apart from Xavi and not being willing to live in the dark for another month.
At the end of the day it's probably the best decision for him and Barca both as we need to get younger, fitter, faster instead of going the other way.
We are already bringing Inigo and Neves. There's no way we couldn't be able to offer a 15m or so contract by June 30 if that's what he wanted.
I don't believe it to be so though, the guy loves money and knows his worth. He's living it up in Miami now in a retirement league making huge stacks, that's all he wanted, from his perspective, I can't blame him.
He has achieved everything and just wants to cash out now, he was never interested in Barca.