Barcelona Captain, Lionel Messi has blast La Liga over €700 million release in his current contract with Barcelona.
Recall that the Spanish league released a statement, insisting that any interested club must pay the full fee for the 33-year-old.
Messi’s father and agent, who held talks with Barca president Josep Bartomeu earlier this week, claimed that the release clause is no longer applicable.
“We do not know which contract they have analysed and on what basis they concluded that it would have an applicable ‘termination clause’ in case the player decides to urge the unilateral termination of the same, with effect from the end of the 2019/2020 sports season,” it read in part.
Messi’s letter noted that “as literally stated in clause 184.108.40.206 of the contract signed between the club and the player, ‘this compensation will not apply on the termination of the contract by unilateral decision, effective from the end of the season 2019/20.”
“Without prejudice to the other rights that are included in the contract and that you omit, it is obvious that the compensation of €700 million, provided for in the previous clause 220.127.116.11 does not apply at all.”
Messi has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester City.