Clubs would have to pay 600 million euros to buy Messi
Lionel Messi is more likely to leave Barcelona than any other season. And with this opportunity, clubs like Inter Milan, PSG, and Manchester City are looking to recruit the best footballers in the world. But is it possible if you want? Messi’s current contract with Barcelona will expire in 2021. Earlier, if any club wants to buy Messi they would have to pay 600 million euros.
Such a sky-high release clause is nothing new in Spanish football. The Spanish giants use this method to retain the big star players of the team. The interested club will have to pay this amount to buy Messi.
This has been claimed in a report of the Spanish media ‘Mundo Deportivo’. The report further claims that Barca has no interest in releasing the captain this summer. But if he wants to leave alone and comes up with a club offer, he has to pay that amount.
Barca has been in turmoil since beating Bayern Munich 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Meanwhile, Kike Setien has been replaced by a new coach. And with the responsibility, the new coach is talking about saying goodbye to the ‘old’ of the Commonwealth team. He also discussed the future of Messi. At that meeting, Messi expressed uncertainty about his future at the club. But Messi reacted angrily to the information about the private meeting.
There are other reasons why Messi is upset. Rumors are circulating that his longtime teammate and close friend Luis Suarez will be fired. Koeman himself has said he will not include Suarez in the team’s plans for next season. It is not easy to digest the issue of Ballon d’Or winner Messi.