New twist in the probable future transfer of Lionel Messi. His clause of 700 million euros would no longer apply.
For nearly a week now, the soap opera has been animating the football planet: will Lionel Messi really leave FC Barcelona?
Last Tuesday, the Argentine star sent a sort of registered letter to Barça leaders to tell them that he wanted to leave his long-standing club, which welcomed him in 2000. Since then, it has been the great circus in Spain, in England and all over the world.
Indeed, on the side of the residents of Camp Nou, who try to do everything to keep it. FC Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, even proposed his head, with elections scheduled in less than a year.
In England, XTRATAO MEDIA gathered the idea THAT, the Pulga wants to join his former coach Pep Guardiola in Manchester City. When, in France, we secretly hope that Paris Saint-Germain will move on this highly symbolic issue.
The next season is optional
However, it is not known how Lionel Messi will leave. Indeed, the winger would have a clause in his contract allowing him to break it and therefore to find himself free.
His club explains that this clause is exceeded and that therefore it will be necessary to pay the modest sum of 700 million euros, its release clause, to try to recover the five-fold Ballon d’Or. An amount that no one can put in.
La Cadena Ser, who had the details of the player’s contract this Sunday, explained that this clause is not applicable!
In 2017, he extended his lease for three years, plus an optional one. Its clause was only valid for the first three seasons and the coming season (2020-2021) is therefore an option and this famous clause is no longer applicable. It is perhaps on this point that the legal battle will begin …