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Sport Toni Freixa: Lionel Messi has shown lack of respect for Barcelona

13:01  26 august  2020
13:01  26 august  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Barcelona will almost certainly object to Messi 's interpretation of language in his contract which allows him to leave for free at the end of each season, with the club set to take a stance that it And, as some fans have already noted on Twitter, losing Lionel Messi isn't exactly the best platform to campaign on.

A candidate in the Barcelona presidential race has claimed Lionel Messi lacks respect for the LaLiga giants after his shock transfer request on Tuesday.

Toni Freixa, a former Barcelona director, believes that losing Messi would not be the end of the world due to the way the Barcelona captain has treated the club in this time of crisis

Messi shocked the world of football by informing the Catalans via fax of his desire to move on after a trophyless season at the Nou Camp.

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Soccer icon Lionel Messi has told Barcelona that he intends to leave the club via an exit clause in his contract, according to reports out of Argentina and from Messi , who at 33 has been named world player of the year a record six times, has been with Barcelona for his entire professional career after

A Barcelona presidency candidate says Lionel Messi (above) lacks respect for the LaLiga club © Provided by Daily Mail A Barcelona presidency candidate says Lionel Messi (above) lacks respect for the LaLiga club a man wearing glasses and looking at the camera: Toni Freixa (above), an ex-Barcelona director, is disappointed in Messi's shock transfer request © Provided by Daily Mail Toni Freixa (above), an ex-Barcelona director, is disappointed in Messi's shock transfer request

The Barcelona's captain's bombshell has put intense pressure on current president Josep Maria Bartomeu, who is facing protests from supporters while a vote of no confidence is being lined up against him.

But Freixa, who is a candidate to replace Bartomeu, says the way Messi has gone about his business means he could well be sold.

He told Radio Marca: 'I am not overly concerned about Messi leaving because everything has an end.

a close up of a man jumping in the air: Freixa says he would not be concerned if Barcelona and football legend Messi left the club © Provided by Daily Mail Freixa says he would not be concerned if Barcelona and football legend Messi left the club Interest in the six-time Ballon D'Or winner will be high, with Manchester City and PSG keen © Provided by Daily Mail Interest in the six-time Ballon D'Or winner will be high, with Manchester City and PSG keen

'What is important is that he did it in such an unfortunate way and without respecting the club.'

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Lionel Messi has spent his entire career at Barcelona , the club he joined as a teenager.Credit Pool photo by Manu Fernandez. Lionel Messi , arguably the greatest player in soccer history, has informed Barcelona that he intends to leave the club with immediate effect, and to do so by activating

Football superstar Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave the club after nearly two decades with the Spanish team. The club confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Argentine sent a document expressing his wish to leave.

Messi intends to activate a clause in his contract which would allow him to move to another club for free. However, Barcelona believe that the expiration date for that option expired in June, meaning the Argentinian footballer or his potential new club needs to stump up his £630million release clause.

This could mean one of the biggest and stories in the history of football could end in a legal dispute between one of the greatest players of all-time and the club he has always represented.

Josep Maria Bartomeu holding a sign: Pressure is growing on Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu to step down from his role © Provided by Daily Mail Pressure is growing on Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu to step down from his role

Freixa says that Messi must pay out his release clause and that the decision on this is final.

The presidential candidate added: 'I am surprised and disappointed as a Barcelona man. I am disappointed by what Messi has done.

'The contracts are to be fulfilled and what Messi has to do is come with €700m and leave.'

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with Barcelona , but Lionel Messi is getting serious love from his longtime teammates on Tuesday after the While Messi is prepped to leave the only pro club he's ever known, his teammates are taking the news " Respect and admiration, Leo," Carles Puyol said on Twitter. "All my support, friend."

Lionel Messi has told FC Barcelona he wants to leave the club, a report claims. According to TyC Sports in his homeland of Argentina on Tuesday afternoon, the captain has communicated his wishes via fax. He would like to utilize the clause in his contract that allows him to terminate after the end of

a man wearing a blue shirt: Messi will either walk away on a free transfer or pay his £630million release clause this year © Provided by Daily Mail Messi will either walk away on a free transfer or pay his £630million release clause this year

Interest in Messi would be huge if Barcelona cannot convince the Argentinian forward to stay.

Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain appear to be the early front-runners for the superstar who has scored 634 career goals in 731 matches.

In moving to City, the six-time Ballon D'Or winner would face a reunion with Pep Guardiola - the manager Messi enjoyed great success with earlier in his career.

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