Sports • Soccer
2020-08-25T21:30:02+00:00

Lionel Messi tells Barcelona he wants to leave

Lionel Messi tells Barcelona he wants to leave
Lionel Messi display at FC Barcelona's museum Credit: Andy Parsons (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

Lionel Messi informed Barcelona his desire to leave the club after nearly two decades. The club confirmed to multiple outlets they received a document via burofax, a service used in Spain to urgently dispatch a document that requires proof to third parties.

Messi used a a clause in the contract that should oblige Barcelona to let him leave for free, but the divorce between Barcelona and their biggest idol could turn into a legal battle as the club stated it won’t automatically grant the Argentinean great his wishes as the club believes that the particular clause expired at the start of the summer.

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