Messi quiere irse del Barça / Messi tells Barcelona he wants to leave for free

BARCELONA.- El capitán del Barcelona, Lionel Messi, envió un fax al club catalán en el que solicita que se le conceda la carta de libertad para poder firmar por otro club.

Fuentes de la entidad azulgrana explicaron a EFE que, en la misiva, Messi alega la cláusula que tiene en su contrato y que le permitía irse libre antes del pasado 10 junio.

Sin embargo, como el internacional argentino no la ejecutó antes de esa fecha, el Barça lo dio automáticamente por renovado una temporada más, hasta el 30 de junio de 2021, y su cláusula de rescisión pasó a ser de 700 millones de euros.

El club, que todavía no ha contestado a Messi, entiende que esa es la cantidad que deberá abonar cualquier equipo que quiera fichar al astro argentino.

El Barça le pide a Messi que se retire en el club azulgrana

El Barcelona respondió al argentino Lionel Messi, que había solicitado a la entidad azulgrana la carta de libertad, y le pidieron que se retire en el Barça.

Fuentes del club catalán explicaron que el Barcelona propone al astro argentino que lidere, «con fuerzas e ilusiones renovadas», el nuevo proyecto deportivo «como siempre ha hecho» y que finalice su carrera en el Camp Nou.

Por otra parte, recuerda al capitán del conjunto azulgrana que la cláusula que le permitía solicitar la carta de libertad debía ejecutarse antes del pasado 10 junio y que, por tanto, al tener un año más de contrato en vigor, su cláusula de rescisión es de 700 millones de euros.

EFE

Lionel Messi quiere salir del Barcelona, lo hizo saber en una carta enviada al equipo Culé

Messi tells Barcelona he wants to leave for free

Lionel Messi has told FC Barcelona that he wants to leave the club now. Per TyC sports, the Argentine sports channel, the player’s decision is made and he faxed it to the club.

Messi had a release clause that allowed him to leave for free at the end of the season. In theory, that expired during June, and clubs will have to pay his 700 million euro release clause to sign him.

SPORT colleague Veronica Brunatti says the same as TYC, with Messi’s theory being that the season ended in August instead of June as expected because of the coronavirus, so he thinks he can execute it before August 31.

Barcelona would have to go to court with Messi, the best player in their history, if they do not accept the decision.

Carles Puyol backed Messi, saying on Twitter that he had “respect and admiration” for the forward, while Luis Suarez, who has been told he can leave, applauded that with emojis on the social networking site.

The 33-year-old forward’s contract expires in 2021, but he does not want to stay for the upcoming season as Barcelona rebuild.

He told Ronald Koeman in a call that he had doubts about staying and after his friend Suarez was told he was not needed, along with several other first-team players, he has decided to leave.

Messi came to the club as a teenager and grew up in the Catalan capital, at La Masia, before going on to become their top goalscorer and best ever play.

Where Messi will go next is unclear, if he can indeed leave the club, with few sides able to pay the salary he commands.

Inter Milan have been strongly linked, while PSG, Man City and Man United are also options.

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