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UK News Lionel Messi's '£629M Barcelona release clause does NOT exist'

10:44  30 august  2020
10:44  30 august  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Lionel Messi cuts his holiday short to meet with Ronald Koeman TODAY

  Lionel Messi cuts his holiday short to meet with Ronald Koeman TODAY Lionel Messi has dramatically cut short his holiday in order to hold urgent talks with new Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman about his plans to rebuild the crisis-stricken club. Messi's future at the Nou Camp is far from certain after Barcelona were ruthlessly thrashed 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League last week, prompting the departure of Koeman's predecessor Quique Setien and sporting director Eric Abidal.And according to Mundo Deportivo, Messi is returning from his family holiday in the La Cerdanya area of the Pyrenees to hear Koeman's plans for himself.

A look at the career of Lionel Messi , as rumours circulate the Barcelona captain is looking to leave Camp Nou, with Manchester City a possible destination.

Lionel Messi will not be tied to his £ 632million release clause as it expired at the end of last season, according to reports in Spain. The Argentine superstar handed in his transfer request last week and was hopeful he could terminate his contract. That move has been blocked by Barcelona chiefs, who insist

There has been another twist in the Lionel Messi transfer saga, as his £629million release clause is reportedly not active for the last season of his contract.

Cadena Ser claimed on Saturday that Messi's 700m euros buyout clause is not applicable in his final year. Messi's latest contract renewal in 2017 signed him to the club for three more seasons plus an optional extra, and his huge release clause does not apply for the optional 2020-21 season.

What is Lionel Messi's contract clause and how much would he cost if Barcelona sold him?

  What is Lionel Messi's contract clause and how much would he cost if Barcelona sold him? If a club really wanted to sign the six-time Ballon d'Or winner, they could simply trigger his release clause - but what is it?The speculation has been fuelled by the fact that Barca have endured a truly dismal season, one which saw the club miss out on La Liga glory before being dumped ignominiously out of the Champions League.

What does Lionel Messi ' s release clause say? A clause in Messi ' s contract would indeed have allowed him to leave the club on a free transfer at Reported in Argentina, and also in @marca: Messi has sent a burofax to Barcelona asking the club to let him go and use the clause that he had agreed

Lionel Messi ’ s infamous €700 million release at Barcelona reportedly expired at the end of the 2019-20 season and is no longer valid. Cadena SER are reporting that they have seen a copy Messi ’ s contract and reckon the clause is not active in the final year which is optional.

Barcelona have been attempting to hold onto Messi by citing his release clause, but it appears the forward's lawyers had already known about this exception, while the club may not have yet realised.

a man holding a football ball on a field: Lionel Messi's huge £629million release clause is reportedly not active for the 2020-21 season © Provided by Daily Mail Lionel Messi's huge £629million release clause is reportedly not active for the 2020-21 season a man standing on a baseball field: Messi is no longer happy with life at Barcelona and has told the club he wants to leave © Provided by Daily Mail Messi is no longer happy with life at Barcelona and has told the club he wants to leave

Manchester City are reportedly close to signing Messi, as well as tying down manager Pep Guardiola to a contract extension, according to The Mirror.

Barcelona's talisman has reaffirmed his desire to leave the club ahead of next season, with City currently the front runners for his signature.

Man City 'exploring if they can sign Messi without breaking FFP rules'

  Man City 'exploring if they can sign Messi without breaking FFP rules' The Barca legend has reportedly expressed doubts about his future at the Camp Nou, particularly after the humiliating 8-2 defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League. And City, managed by Messi's former boss Pep Guardiola, are exploring whether a deal would be possible with regards to Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, according to ESPN, if Barca are willing to negotiate a fee lower than Messi's €700m (£631m) release clause.

After Messi personally notified Barca via burofax saying he wishes to leave the club, tongues in the Real Madrid stars 'incredulous' over Lionel Messi ' s departure from arch rivals Barcelona as stars Lionel Messi ' s ' £ 629 M Barcelona release clause does NOT exist and the Spanish giants hadn't

Messi asked Barcelona to let him leave for Manchester City then and even offered to propose the switch himself so that the board would not be burdened with the tag of having been the men Lionel Messi ' s ' £ 629 M Barcelona release clause does NOT exist and the Spanish giants hadn't even

City believe they can keep Guardiola on board for another three years by making the sensational signing, and Messi is also keen for his former boss to remain if he is to make the move to the Premier League.

It is thought that both Messi and Guardiola both require the other to be at the club, and they are apparently close to a mutually beneficial double deal.

Manchester City are reportedly closing in on reuniting Messi with former boss Pep Guardiola © Provided by Daily Mail Manchester City are reportedly closing in on reuniting Messi with former boss Pep Guardiola

Messi's lawyers believe that having sent a burofax informing Barcelona of his intention to leave on Tuesday, he is now a free agent due to the hotly-disputed clause in his contract.

But Barcelona are hoping for a players-plus-cash deal totalling around £250million, rather than trying to get City to pay his supposed £629million release clause, which would most likely involve a legal battle.

His contract states that the club had to be notified by him if he wished to leave by June 10, to take advantage of the clause which would let him depart as a free agent.

Messi 'has already contacted Pep over move to Manchester City'

  Messi 'has already contacted Pep over move to Manchester City' It was revealed on Tuesday that Barca legend Lionel Messi, who has spent his entire career at the Nou Camp, has told the LaLiga club he wants to move on to pastures new this summer.It was revealed on Tuesday that Barca legend Messi, who has spent his entire career at the Nou Camp, has told the club he wants to move on to pastures new having become tired of the current regime.

Lionel Messi has signed his new Barcelona contract. The Argentine signed the new deal, which will run until the summer of 2021, on Saturday morning. Indeed, Barca have worked hard to make sure there is a large enough clause in the 30-year-old’ s new deal. Lionel Messi : Every trophy lifted by

A look at the career of Lionel Messi , as rumours circulate the Barcelona captain is looking to leave Camp Nou, with Manchester City a possible destination.

Messi argues that the date is meant to indicate the end of the season and the exceptional circumstances of the coronavirus delay mean he fulfilled those criteria by exercising it last Tuesday.

a man holding a football ball in front of a crowd: Barcelona are said to be holding out for a players-plus-cash deal totalling around £250million © Provided by Daily Mail Barcelona are said to be holding out for a players-plus-cash deal totalling around £250million

Manchester City are understandably facing competition from Europe's elite clubs for Messi, with PSG, Inter Milan and Juventus all entering the bidding war.

Barca maintain they have no interest in negotiating, nor in being compensated with what they see as City cast-offs, with Gabriel Jesus and Bernardo Silva suggested as makeweights in a swap deal.

Meanwhile, new Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman already appears to be moving on from Messi, as he is intent on signing Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum, Sadio Mane and Lyon forward Memphis Depay.

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The Argetinine legend is desperate to leave the Nou Camp and has agreed a five-year contract with the owners of Manchester City. Record Sport understands that Messi has agreed financial terms worth €700million (currently £623m) over the course of five years in the employ of City Football Group, the Premier League club's holding company.

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