The Argentine is searching an exit from Camp Nou this late spring, however Spanish football’s primary overseeing body says he can’t leave the club as a free operator.
Lionel Messi can possibly leave Barcelona if his €700 million (£624m/$823m) discharge provision is met, La Liga affirmed on Sunday.
Messi turned in an exchange solicitation to the Barca load up a week ago, with the end goal of setting off the proviso in his agreement which permits him to leave the club toward the finish of each season.
The condition being referred to lapsed in June, however the Argentine’s legitimate group are prepared to contend that he ought to be permitted to end his arrangement singularly because of the 2019-20 season being stretched out into August due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Manchester City is believed to be the most probable next objective for Messi, with Goal revealing that ex-Barca supervisor Pep Guardiola has been in contact over a possible gathering at Etihad Stadium.
Paris-Saint Germain, Juventus and Manchester United are likewise thought to consider a move for the six-time Ballon d’Or victor, yet La Liga have now uncovered their position on his present circumstance.
Spanish football’s principle overseeing body have now said that the provisions of Messi’s present agreement, which is because of run until 2021, stay legitimate, which implies he won’t have the option to leave the club except if a potential admirer pays his €700m (£624m/$823m) purchase out proviso in full.
An official articulation on La Liga’s site peruses: “corresponding to the various understandings (some of them opposing to one another) distributed lately in various media, identified with the authoritative circumstance of the player Lionel Messi with Barcelona, La Liga thinks of it as advantageous to explain [matters].
“The agreement is as of now in power and has an ‘end condition’ material to the occasion that Lionel Messi chooses to constrain the early one-sided end of the agreement.
“In consistence with the appropriate guidelines, and following the comparing methodology in these cases, La Liga won’t do the cycle for the player to be taken out from the league in the event that they have not recently paid the measure of said provision.”
Messi’s fight to make sure about a move away from Barca is currently taking steps to turn into a drawn-out adventure, despite the fact that he has just concluded that he no longer wishes to play for the club.
The 33-year-old intentionally neglected to report for clinical testing at the club’s preparation office in front of the new season so as to put pay to any waiting questions over his mentality.