Lionel Messi, Barcelona and La Liga involved in a back and forth over the issue of the release clause of the forward. According to Messi and his agent, Jorge Messi, they say that they do not know the release clause that Barcelona and La Liga are talking about.
The player has wanted to leave the Camp Nou ever since the 2019/20 season came to an end while Barcelona has reiterated that they are not letting go of the player.
In a press briefing today, Jorge Messi who is father and agent of Lionel Messi states that ” We do not know which contract is the one they have analyzed, and what are the bases on which they conclude that it would have a clause”clause termination” applicable in case the player decides to urge unilateral termination of the same, with effects from the end of the 2019/2020 sports season”
In response, La Liga and Barcelona have remained strong on their stance that the release clause exists and that the player can only leave if the £700M pound valuation of the player is met by his suitors.
According to reports, it is believed that Lionel Messi has chosen to stay with the Camp Nou giants after a back and forth that is not yielding him his desired choice.
It is believed that English Premier League giants Manchester City were interested in the Argentine with the player also willing to rekindle the relationship he had with Pep Guardiola.
However, as it stands, if the 33 year old is to leave the Catalan giants, any of his suitors will have to pay out his release clause that is valued at £700M.
For Barcelona and La Liga, should teh forward actually remain, then it will be a major boost for their broadcasting rights and brand.
With close to a month still available for anything to happen in the transfer window, we will have to wait and see what happens surrounding the transfer of one of the best football players of all time.
Also, read: Messi, £1.5M Away from Staying at Barcelona
Author: Moses Echodu
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