After shaking the core of the sport by expressing his desire to leave FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi has requested a meeting with the Barcelona board. The purpose of this meet is to reportedly come to a solution regarding the clause in his contract which allows him to leave for free at the end of each season.
The Catalan giants claim that the clause for this season has already expired on June 10 and the club pursuing the Argentinian will have to play the astronomical release clause sum of 700 million euros.
However, Messi’s camp believes that the clause should have been extended considering the coronavirus pandemic which delayed the course of the season entirely. It is also believed that Messi has requested for a meeting with the authorities to not only come to a conclusive solution but also leave the club on good terms.
Things have taken a dark turn not only on the pitch but also off the pitch with Messi’s desire to leave igniting a section of the fans who have called in for the resignation of president Josep Bartomeu.
With no desire to prolong the public war with the club, Lionel Messi has revealed that he will break his silence over the decision soon.
Messi’s future yet to be decided despite a plethora of rumours
Reports from a wide array of sources claim that Guardiola and Manchester City are the favourites to land the Argentinian for his next phase in the sport.
However, PSG are not to far behind in their pursuit as well with the club having cleared their wage structure with the departures of Edinson Cavani and Thiago Silva.
The upcoming meeting will finally clear the blurred situation and lead the way to the answer regarding the 33-year-old’s future.
Tomorrow marks the day where the club conducts the medical examination ahead of its first training session on Monday. While it was initially reported that the player would be boycotting testing and training, but fearing further legal disputes, Messi might make it after all.