The decision of the Barcelona star and captain, Lionel Messi, to remain in his club’s ranks brought joy to the fans of the Catalan team, thus putting an end to a difficult period that lasted 10 days and occupied the global sports arena, after he sent the “flea”, on August 25, a “fax.” Controversial, expressing a desire to implement a clause in his contract allowing him to leave for free, opening the door to a crisis in the corridors of the club, which led to the demand for the resignation of the club’s president, Josep Bartomeu, then Messi refused to undergo the Corona virus tests before the start of training and enter the Spanish League On the crisis line, noting the value of the penalty clause specified in Messi’s contract, set at 700 million euros, and then Messi’s father and his agent, Jorge, arrived in Barcelona, last Wednesday, to solve the crisis, before it reached its end by announcing that the player would stay with the team.
“Emirates Today” monitors seven time stations in 10 days that occupied global sports opinion and placated Barcelona fans before it was released, through an interview with the player.
Messi sent a controversial “fax” to his club’s management, requesting the activation of a clause in his contract granting him to leave for free, which led to various reactions in the football world, and created a crisis within Barcelona’s corridors, and was a shock to the “flea” fans and the “Catalan” team around the world, Politicians engaged in crisis.
In the early hours of Wednesday, August 26th, former Barcelona club vice president and candidate for the presidency, Jordi Mystere, submitted a request to withdraw confidence from the current president, Josep Bartomeu, in reaction to Messi’s desire to leave, while the “flea” and his surroundings remained silent as a result of this Claims.
Spanish press reports confirmed that Barcelona club president Josep Bartomeu is ready to resign in order to persuade Messi to stay. The Catalan newspaper, Mundo Deportivo, made it clear that Bartomeu is ready for such a step, in the event that Messi has publicly made it clear that he is the problem of not continuing with the team.
Messi told his team’s management not to come to undergo PCR tests, before the start of the training sessions under the leadership of the new Barcelona coach, Ronald Koeman, and the “flea” followed him by implementing his word and not attending the training.
The Spanish League (La Liga) entered the crisis line by issuing a statement warning that it would not take any action to grant the “flea” his card, in case the value of the penalty clause set at 700 million euros was not paid, especially since Messi’s contract is still in effect with his current team Barcelona. It will run until June 30, 2021.
Messi’s father and his agent, Jorge, arrived in Barcelona, with the aim of meeting the president of the club, Bartomeu, and to reach a solution to the crisis, especially since the club president, according to Spanish press reports, confirmed that the lack of “flea” imposes two options, the first of which is to pay the penalty clause, and the second Go to court.
The League and Jorge exchanged new data about the player’s contract, through which the League did not budge from its position, while Jorge confirmed the absence of the penalty clause, bringing the crisis to the end, by officially announcing that Messi will continue for another season with Barcelona and leave for free next summer, And that in an interview with Messi himself.
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