The Lionel Messi transfer saga isn’t going to end very soon when Messi himself wants to leave the club where he has been playing ever since his teenage days.
He is on the verge of leaving the club and it has been confirmed that with a burofax the Argentine has communicated to the club that he wants to leave the club. The forward has a clause in his contract that allows him to walk away for free, after each season that expired on June 11.
This time the season has been stretched longer due to the Coronavirus pandemic, so technically Messi still has this month to ask to leave for free. But the Barcelona board wants to go through a legal scrap with Messi this time as they won’t let Messi leave for free.
Messi has been linked with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and this time the matter is serious when the 33-year-old himself wants to leave and go.
New Barcelona signing Francisco Trincao was presented at the club today. But club president Josep Mario Bartomeu wasn’t present at the news conference.
Ramon Planes, Barcelona’s technical secretary was present at the interview and he was asked the obvious question about Messi’s transfer.
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Planes told reporters: “It was very important news, we have always said that we want to build the new Barca around Messi, the best player in history.”
“We do not contemplate any contractual exit, because we want Messi to stay. Internally we are working for long hours to find the best solution for the club and for Leo.”
“We cannot make this a public dispute because neither Messi nor Barça deserve it. We are working internally to convince Messi.”.
He further insisted that Messi has not informed the club about not joining the pre-season training from next week.
According to Planes, Messi is still a Barcelona player. But the big question is until when?
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