Leo Messi wants to leave Barça now. The Argentine star told FC Barcelona on Tuesday that he wants to leave the club. Messi sent a burofax to the Barça club to activate the clause that would allow him to leave Barcelona at the end of each season.
Messi had time to activate this clause until June 31, when the campaign was scheduled to end, but he considers that he can make use of it now, with which he understands that his termination of 700 million euros remains without effect. However, Barça considers Messi to be automatically renewed until June 30, 2021, so it defends that its clause is in force.
Messi and Barça could therefore engage in a legal battle after altering the season calendar, which due to the coronavirus pandemic ended two months behind schedule.
At Barcelona since he was 13 years old, Rosario’s crack has won 34 titles during his career at the club of his life, including 10 leagues and four Champions League titles. The humiliation suffered in the Champions League against Bayern (2-8), his disagreements with Josep Maria Bartomeu and the club’s decision to dispense with his best friend in the locker room, Luis Suárez, have been fundamental for Messi to want to leave righ now.
Although Messi could hope to leave for free in 2021, he does not want to wait any longer and Manchester City and Inter sound like the most likely destinations for Messi, tired of continuing at Barcelona, when the club is going through the most serious sporting, economic and institutional crisis of his story. Also PSG and Manchester United dream of incorporating Messi.
The Argentine, one of the best footballers of all time, cannot hold out at Barcelona and recently hinted at his desire to leave when he told the new coach, Ronald Koeman, that he was more out than in the club. The captain of Barça will no longer appear on Sunday at the team concentration, because his position has no reverse.
Messi’s decision found public support from another Barcelona legend, Carles Puyol, who wrote on Twitter: “Respect and admiration, Leo. All my support, friend. «Catalonia will always be your home. Thank you very much for all this time of happiness and an extraordinary football. We have been very lucky to share a few years of our lives with the best player in the world. And a noble sportsman. We will never forget you. Leo Messi, Creu de Sant Jordi, “wrote the president of the Generalitat, Quim Torra.
Shortly after the news was known, dozens of fans gathered outside the Camp Nou, clamoring for the resignation of Josep Maria Bartomeu.