Messi has a clause by which he can leave Barcelona in 2020

Messi has a clause by which he can leave Barcelona in 2020

2018 Oct 13

According to Mundo Deportivo on its cover this Saturday, Barça plans to renew Lionel Messi's contract one more year (until 2022) and the Argentine has a release clause that would allow him to leave Barça in 2020 "if he does not go to a club of Elite".

Messi officially renewed his contract for the last time on November 25, 2017, when its extension was sealed until June 2021. The signature was delayed because, after the Neymar case, the club wanted to include an anti-sheik clause that amounts to 700 million of euros. However, as revealed on its first page, Mundo Deportivo, the player has an escape route to leave in June 2020.

Mundo Deportivo, therefore, confirms Bartomeu's intention of intention, which on some occasion has already indicated that he hoped that 2017 was not the last renewal of the Argentine star.

If confirmed the intention of Barca that publishes the head of the group Godó, would be the ninth renewal of Messi. The first came in 2005, before its explosion. He was 18 years old and signed a contract until 2010. In September of that same year, Laporta again improved the contract in September. The third extension was made wait until January 2007, before his famous hat-trick to Madrid with which he became a celebrity for the Barca fans. His freedom was then sealed at 150 million euros.

With the arrival of Guardiola and without Ronaldinho, Messi again extended his contract and became the franchise player of Barça until these days. After winning the triplet in 2009, which was then sextet, new renewal until 2016 (250 million euros clause).

In December 2012, Messi renewed for the sixth time. His salary went from 10.5 million euros per year to 12. The exit clause remained at 250 million. The seventh career renewal had arrived just before the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. After its extension in 2017, its contract lasts until 2021, when it would be 34 years old. Its clause is set at 700 million.
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