Argentine Jorge Valdano, the former Real Madrid player, has stated that he has no doubt about the departure of his fellow star Lionel Messi from Barcelona.
The Spanish newspaper “Marca” quoted Valdano as saying: “Whether Messi moved to another club or returned to his homeland, he has already left Barcelona, I have no doubt about that.”
He added: “The sooner Barcelona can accept the fact that its best player has lost its best, the more the focus begins to rebuild the team. The 33-year-old will not be able to get Barca out of this situation again, but he wants to continue as Lionel Messi.”
Regarding the comparison between the current position and the position in which Messi retired from playing internationally before changing his decision, Valdano said: “The two positions are completely different, because there are no contractual conditions when Lionel left the Albaceleste, I do not know how long this story will continue, but the longer it goes on, the more toxins become. Out. ”
Messi informed Barcelona of his desire to leave and activate the clause that allows him to terminate his contract “unilaterally”, but the Catalan club confirms that the date for that clause ended on June 10, and therefore his star’s contract is valid until June 30, 2021, and therefore the penalty clause must be paid and estimated. 700 million euros, if the contract is terminated.