On Tuesday, a club source confirmed to AFP that Lionel Messi had asked Barcelona to leave the club and “unilaterally” terminate the contract terms with one of the Spanish giants at the end of the season.
Recently, the lawyers of Messi sent a fax to Barcelona football club announcing the ace player’s desire to rescind the contract signed by triggering a release clause. This has left Messi’s huge fan following in utter shock and grief.
As of now, the Barcelona club has not reacted to this declaration and has understood that the signed clause was expired in June and that the player remains under the contract till 2021 season end.
Marca, Spanish Sports Daily wrote- “In principle, 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,” Source: Times of India.
Further, it reads- “It’s the first step towards opening negotiations over his departure, on the basis of which his release clause amounts to 700 million euros ($828 million).” Source: Times of India.
The player joined Barcelona Youth Academy when he was 13 and made his debut at the age of 17 in 2004.
As soon as the news came out, Barcacenter wrote a tweet- “❗BREAKING❗ Over 10 million Tweets on Lionel Messi in just 12 hours and still counting 😱 Messi has broken the Internet for the second time, This man is greater than football itself. 🐐⚽” Source: Twitter.
Gerard Pique, the defender, said- “The club needs changes,” Source: Times of India.
Further, Pique said- “Nobody is untouchable, least of all me. Fresh blood is needed to change this. We’ve hit rock bottom.” Source: Times of India.
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