The Spanish newspaper “Mundo Deportivo” revealed today a sudden development in the case of Argentine football star Lionel Messi and his Spanish club Barcelona. And she said that a new contact between Manchester City’s coach, Pep Guardiola, and Messi, was considered a shock to Lionel Messi, according to those close to him who confirmed this to the newspaper. She said, “Guardiola has directly advised Messi that the English club will never be able to pay the penalty clause in his contract with Barcelona of 700 million euros, or even arrange a deal under which he pays more than 150 million euros.” She said Guardiola told Messi: “If you cannot move as a free player, it is better for you to continue for the remaining season of your contract with Barcelona.”
She said that Guardiola confirmed to his former star that the English club had suffered in the last period from a two-year suspension from playing in the Champions League, before the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled in his favor and abolished the European penalty, and that the club would not be able to pay large sums due to “fair financial play.” . The newspaper confirmed that the English club was surprised by the unprecedented developments between Messi and the management of his Spanish club, and that this matter confused the cards a little, as Man City began negotiating early and arranging new deals, and he did not expect Messi to be available in the way he is currently.
It is noteworthy that the Barcelona captain missed the first two sessions of the new season’s training for his team, led by the new Dutch coach Ronaldo Koeman, as well as he did not attend the Corona virus checks. He previously sent an official “fax” to the club’s management asking him to leave, for free, in order to activate a clause in his current contract, which expires in the summer of 2021.
The newspaper says that the Man City administration is waiting for what will happen to a decisive meeting of Lionel Messi’s father, and his business manager, Jorge, with the Barcelona administration tomorrow, to find a solution to the current crisis, and that the English flute will continue to adhere to the possibility of including Messi as a free player, and that he will guarantee him all the privileges that were agreed upon. In principle, it should be paid, especially with regard to the annual salary and bonuses, which together exceed 100 million euros per year.
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