The Argentine soccer player Leo Messi has communicated to his team, Fútbol Club Barcelona, his decision to terminate his contract and leave the club where he has played for the last 19 years.
According to various Argentine media, Messi has used a clause in his contract that allows him to leave the team at the end of each season. According to the information in these media, “this The clause expired on May 31, but from the footballer’s environment they assure that this term was modified by the coronavirus pandemic, since the competition ended in August and not in May. In this way, the player is in time to execute his exit until August 31.
The Argentine star has a contract until June 2021, the only way to leave now at no cost to him and his new club is to take advantage of this clause. Otherwise it would have to face a termination clause of 700 million euros.
Among the many reactions that the news has caused, the one of the President of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, who thanked the player this Tuesday for his time at the club and assured that Catalonia will always be his home. “Catalonia will always be your home. Thank you very much for all this time of happiness and extraordinary football. We have been very lucky to share a few years of our lives with the best player in the world. And a noble athlete. We will never forget you. Leo Messi, Creu de Sant Jordi “, has expressed Torra in a message on Twitter