The President Josep Maria Bartomeu of the Barcelona Football Club and superstar Messi have refused to meet on 28th August to discuss Messi’s departure for free.
Earlier Messi sent a certified burofax to the club regarding quitting. Thereafter, Ramon Planes, Sporting Director of Barcelona, announced that Messi and Barcelona may resolve the issues through internal home work.
The 33 years old Lionel Messi of Argentina wanted to discuss his departure from Barcelona for free as if he wants to quit earlier then there is a €700 buy-out clause applicable in the agreement. However, the €700 million release clause does not apply if Messi announces his departure decision a year in advance.
He has signed contract with Barcelona during 2017 that will expire on 30th June 2021. His current salary is 26 million Pound Sterling.