In recent times, there has been a heated debate by world-wide fans of Barcelona as to when Messi will want to leave Barca and at such and such time it will happen. Initially, it seemed as if the gifted GOAT of football will hang around a little more. B...
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In recent times, there has been a heated debate by world-wide fans of Barcelona as to when Messi will want to leave Barca and at such and such time it will happen. Initially, it seemed as if the gifted GOAT of football will hang around a little more. But it's doesn't seem that way recently.
A club source confirmed to AFP on Tuesday that the star player, Lionel Messi, has informed Barcelona's board that he wants to terminate his contract with the club though "unilaterally".
Following a report from the Spanish sports news media, the Argentinian star player has met with the new Ronald Koeman, the new Spanish giant's coach, last week and categorically stated to the Dutchman that he saw himself “more out than in” the club.
“The end of the glorious era of Leo Messi at Barcelona seems to be close. After the arrival of Ronald Koeman, what looks like the exit of his friend Luis Suarez and a difficult and turbulent end to the season, Messi told Barcelona in a fax of his intention to leave the club,” reported a radio station known as 'Once'.
Barcelona had endured a mortyfing shame of 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals in Lisbon earlier this month. The outright humiliation had led to the termination of contract for coach Quique Setien after barely six months leading the Spanish giant.
Furthermore, Messi's Attorneys at law have sent the Spanish giants a fax wherein they announced that the Argentinian star desires to revoke his contract by activating a release clause.
Nevertheless, Barcelona has remained steady in the fact that the clause had expired in June 2020, and so this means that the Lionel Messi remains under contract until the end of the 2021 season.
“In principial, this clause expired on June 10, but the unusual nature of this season disrupted by the coronavirus opened the way for Messi to ask to be released from his contract now,” wrote Spanish sports daily Marca.
“It’s the first step towards opening negotiations over his departure, on the basis of which his release clause amounts to 700 million euros.”