A shocking response from the Barcelona administration to Lionel Messi ... and the Manchester City club representative arrives in Spain to start negotiations
The Spanish newspaper "Mundo Deportivo" revealed today that Barcelona had responded to the desire of its star, Lionel Messi, to leave this summer, in a shocking manner that was not expected. The newspaper said that club officials assured her that Lionel Messi's father, Jorge, who is his manager, has already been contacted, and they conveyed to him that no discussion of negotiations regarding Messi's departure will not be considered.
And they said that if he decided and adhered to his decision, then any club wishing to sign him must pay the penalty clause in his contract of 700 million euros. And they stressed that it is impossible for them to let him go for free, or even for an amount less than the penalty clause, in addition to that they will never agree to any deal in which other players have a sum of money. It is noteworthy that Messi contacted Pep Guardiola a few days ago with Man City coach Pep Guardiola and agreed with him to move to City, and many newspapers, including Sport, said that it was already agreed between the English club and Messi to guarantee his annual salary in Barcelona, in addition to paying a sum of more than 100 million Euro to Barcelona, as well as the inclusion of other players in the deal, such as Portuguese Bernardo Silva and Brazilian Jesus, as well as Algerian Riyad Mahrez.
The British newspaper "The Times" revealed today that a representative of the English club, Executive Director Ferran Soriano, has arrived in Spain, in particular Barcelona, and that an important meeting will bring him and the father of Lionel Messi, in addition to an upcoming meeting with the management of the Spanish club.
It is expected that matters will become clearer about the dream deal within days, as the Barcelona administration is putting in place obstacles and impossible conditions to improve the terms of negotiation with any club that desires to do so, according to Spanish newspapers, although a number of its officials are still Yemeni for Messi to amend his decision and agree to continue, which is It has become almost impossible, according to Marca, which confirmed that his desire to leave is irreversible.
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