The day before, Barcelona started the first step to clean the veteran. Several Spanish media reported that the coach Koman has informed Suarez, Rakitic, Vidal, Umtiti, and others that they are not in their plans. And Messi also made his own decision afterward. The well-known Argentine media tyc sports and “Ole” reported that Messi finally made the decision to leave the team. He has clearly informed Barcelona that he will leave the team!
The Associated Press later confirmed that Barcelona had confirmed to them that Messi’s team had sent the club a document in which the Argentine expressed his desire to leave.
Messi hopes to unilaterally terminate the contract by using the terms
The “tyc sports” further exposed the content of Messi’s fax to the Barcelona Club. This type of fax is called “Burofax”, which has legal effect and is used for urgent transmission of important documents, and is often used in international business. In the fax, Messi’s team wrote:
“Dear Mr. Josep Maria Bartomeu and the members of the Barça Board of Directors: With this letter, Lionel Andres Messi Cuccitini, personal ID number: XXXXXXXX , The application for the current club he played for began to enter the agenda of dissolving the labor contract. According to Article 24 of the contract, we enjoy the right to use this function. Thank you for the personal growth and professional development opportunities given by the club during this time. This allowed me to succeed in my life and career, but for personal reasons, I had to make this difficult decision and hope to approve it.”
From this fax, it can be seen that Messi hopes to terminate his contract by signing him on the terms of a one-sided contract at the end of the season. Messi’s current contract with Barca expires in the summer of 2021, and the last time he was renewed, there was a provision in his contract that players could opt out unilaterally at the end of the 2019/2020 season. Barca president Bartomeu has previously publicly confirmed the existence of this provision in an interview.
However, Spanish media previously reported that this unilateral termination clause would have expired after June 10 this year. This is because the 2019/2020 season was supposed to end at the end of June this year. If Messi wants to unilaterally terminate the contract, he needs to be 20 days in advance, which is to inform Barcelona of this decision on June 10. However, due to the epidemic, the European League was suspended for several months, resulting in the general end of the league in July, and the UEFA Champions League was just finished at the end of this month. Spanish media analysis pointed out that the key depends on whether the expiration time of the unilateral termination clause in Messi’s contract is defined by “specific time” or “end of the season”. If it is the second one, the actual end of the season is later than the normal season. , Which makes it possible for Messi to start the termination clause now.
If the terms of Messi’s contract expire, the Argentine’s contract default will still be 700 million euros, meaning any club that wants to take Messi away by the summer of 2021 will need to pay Barca a 700 million euro default payment – almost to scare off all of Messi’s next potential team.
Barcelona hopes to exchange Messi for at least 222 million euros
Messi’s desire for a smooth transfer will never go smoothly. Even if Barca offers a discount on the default from a human point of view, the transfer fee will not be low. Spain’s Gareth Radio reported that Barca currently insists that the terms of a unilateral deal have expired and that they want to trade Messi for at least 222 million euros.
Messi and Barcelona must have serious differences in the description of the contract. Catalan Radio revealed that the Messi team believes that since the end of this season is delayed for two months due to the coronavirus epidemic, the termination clause should also be postponed to expire. The former Barcelona chairman Gasparte said that he has read Messi’s contract and the termination clause has indeed expired. So if Messi has to go to court with Barcelona, the Barcelona club does not mind going to court with Messi.
However, the first choice for Barcelona is still Messi. Therefore, after receiving a fax from Messi’s team, Barcelona quickly responds fax to Messi. The club made it clear that it hopes Messi can stay with the team and end his brilliant career in Barcelona.
Next Monday, the Barcelona team will end their vacation and begin pre-season preparations. Spanish Radio Zero’s Barcelona and team reporter Alfredo Martinez revealed in personal social media that Messi will not participate in Barcelona’s new season physical examination and training, which means that Messi is indeed determined to leave Barcelona.