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Lionel Messi remains determined to leave Barcelona, but wants to meet with the board and leave the club on good terms, Goal can confirm.
Messi exit not certain, says former VP
As reported by El Larguero this evening, the former vice-president to Bartomeu, Emili Rousaud, has spoken about the situation.
“I’m not completely sure that Messi is going to leave Barça. If Leo decides to go, there must be a negotiation.”
French news outlet L’Équipe says that, just like PSG, Juventus have made contact with Jorge Messi, father of the want away Barça star.
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There’s not a lot of detail to the report, with a suggestion that the Italian club is just making themselves known as potential suitors. Let’s see if more comes out of this one.
Messi Transfer Cost news 2020/2021
Barça’s directors know they cannot hold onto Messi if he’s truly decided to leave, but they are determined to make it a costly move for any club.
According to Catalan broadcaster RAC, Barcelona have accepted that it will be impossible to hold on to Messi, after he indicated his desire to leave the club. However the Barça board are not willing to let him go for free and are determined to sell him for the highest ever transfer fee – that is, more than the €222 million euros PSG paid Barcelona for Neymar.
Messi has a clause in his contract allowing him to leave for free provided he told the club of his decision 20 days prior to 10 June 2020 (seen as ‘the end of the season’).
The club’s plan is to let Messi go, but only if a buyer stumps up more than €222 million – to ensure Messi leaves as the most expensive player on the planet.
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