Soccer – Mercato – Barcelona
Posted on Oct 18th, 2020 @ 5:00 pm by HG
While Lionel Messi is currently on his way to a free start on June 30, the hypothesis that the Argentina international would agree to stay longer at FC Barcelona would still be possible on one condition.
After a ten-day soap opera this summer, Lionel Messi made the decision to stay at FC Barcelona when he first sent a burofax to his management demanding his departure. A position reversal that resulted from a dispute about the existence of the release clause amounting to EUR 700 million, which could only be settled in court. Lionel Messi didn’t want his club to go to court forever and so decided to honor his last year of contract. He will therefore be free on June 30th and clubs like Manchester City or PSG would like to welcome him to their ranks. For FC Barcelona, however, the fight would not be finally lost.
If the president changes, Lionel Messi could stay!
As the Daily Star explained this Sunday, a big change at FC Barcelona could lead Lionel Messi to renew his contract with the Catalan side. A new president who would succeed the hard-fought Josep Maria Bartomeu could change the mind of the native Rosario. At the moment, this scenario would even be the main fear for Manchester City, the favorite club in the race to be signed. And precisely Josep Maria Bartomeu is currently the subject of a motion of censure that will lead to a vote of confidence in a few weeks. In addition to the future of FC Barcelona and its presidency, it is also the future of Lionel Messi in Barça, which is currently being served with this procedure for the dismissal of Josep Maria Bartomeu, whose mandate at the head of Blaugrana ends normally in June 2021 following an election in March. Case continues …