Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi reacts throughout the UEFA Champions League quarter-final football match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on August 14, 2020. (List by Manu Fernandez / POOL / AFP)
Lionel Messi has advised Barcelona that he desires to “unilaterally” conclude his contract with the Spanish giants, a club source confirmed to AFP on Tuesday.
Legal professionals for the Argentina massive establish despatched Barca a fax by which they announced Messi’s desire to rescind his contract by triggering a launch clause.
Nonetheless, the club maintains the clause expired in June and he stays under contract till the tip of the 2021 season.
“In principial, this clause expired on June 10, but the irregular nature of this season disrupted by the coronavirus opened the manner for Messi to ask to be released from his contract now,” wrote Spanish sports day to day Marca.
“It’s the 1st step in direction of opening negotiations over his departure, on the premise of which his launch clause quantities to 700 million euros.”
Constant with Spanish media, Messi met with new Barca coach Ronald Koeman final week and advised the Dutchman he seen himself “extra out than in” the club.
“The discontinuance of the honest era of Leo Messi at Barcelona appears to be shut. After the appearance of Ronald Koeman, what appears worship the exit of his friend Luis Suarez and a complex and turbulent discontinuance to the season, Messi advised Barcelona in a fax of his design to proceed the club,” said Once radio place of residing.
Barcelona suffered a humiliating 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals in Lisbon earlier this month, ensuing in the dismissal of coach Quique Setien after barely six months in effect.