La Liga: Lionel Messi Free To Leave Barcelona.
Recall Lionel Messi’s father arrived in Barcelona to have a face to face conversation with the La Liga team and Barcas Coach. Also, Lionel Messi’s father has written to LaLiga insisting the player is contractually allowed to leave Barcelona for free in the current transfer window.
As of last week, the league stated that it believed a buyout clause of 700million euros still applied, but Jorge Messi who also acts as the player’s agent insists the player’s contract allowed him to exercise an option to leave at the end of the 2019-20 season.
However, in the letter sent on Friday, Messi senior argues that his son’s contract does not specify a date when the option to leave must be exercised, simply that it must be done at the end of the campaign.
Also, Barca’s season ended on August 14 after Bayern Munich won them in the Champions League quarter-finals.