Barcelona maintains that Lionel Messi will stay below contract till June 2021.© AFP
Lionel Messi has knowledgeable Barcelona that he desires to “unilaterally” terminate his contract with the Spanish giants, a membership supply confirmed to AFP on Tuesday. Legal professionals for the Argentina star despatched Barca a fax through which they introduced Messi’s need to rescind his contract by triggering a launch clause. Nevertheless, the membership maintains the clause expired in June and he stays below contract till the tip of the 2021 season.
“In principial, this clause expired on June 10, however the uncommon nature of this season disrupted by the coronavirus opened the best way for Messi to ask to be launched from his contract now,” wrote Spanish sports activities day by day Marca.
“It is step one in direction of opening negotiations over his departure, on the idea of which his launch clause quantities to 700 million euros.”
In accordance with Spanish media, Messi met with new Barca coach Ronald Koeman final week and advised the Dutchman he noticed himself “extra out than in” the membership.
“The top of the fantastic period of Leo Messi at Barcelona appears to be shut. After the arrival of Ronald Koeman, what seems to be just like the exit of his good friend Luis Suarez and a troublesome and turbulent finish to the season, Messi advised Barcelona in a fax of his intention to depart the membership,” mentioned As soon as radio station.
Barcelona suffered a humiliating 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich within the Champions League quarter-finals in Lisbon earlier this month, ensuing within the dismissal of coach Quique Setien after barely six months in cost.