Bartomeu Vindicated as La Liga Insists Messi’s Release Clause Subsists

By Ogechi Okorie

Abuja (Precise Post) – president Josep Maria Bartomeu and the current board have now been vindicated by La Liga, who say that the release clause – which is likely to prove unattainable for any club – remains in place for Messi.

have released an official statement to confirm they side with Barcelona in their legal dispute with and they say that the player’s €700m release clause remains in place.

The 33-year-old has a clause in his deal allowing him to leave at the end of any season, and whilst it was thought that deadline passed in June, with Marca reporting last week that the player’s camp believe that it has been extended in line with the prolonged 2019/20 season.

president Josep Maria Bartomeu and the current board of the Catalan giants are said to be insistent they will not allow their superstar to leave as a and they will only be prepared to meet with the player to discuss a new contract.

The statement from say they will only allow Messi to be released from his contract if the player’s release clause is matched or the club negotiate on a sale – but he cannot leave without one of those conditions being met.

Recall that on Saturday, Barcelona sacked their legal team for advising the player on how to navigate his exit from the club while Messi did not turn up for testing as scheduled on Sunday morning.

With a legal dispute between the player and club appearing increasingly likely, it is now reported that and the for Sport are likely to be involved in determining the nature of any exit for the player this summer.

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