It was Messi himself who made the announcement on Friday, indicating that he will stay next season at the Catalan club, and this after expressing at the end of August his wish to leave the Blaugranas.
He still wanted to clarify that the money was at the origin of the decision. ” Now I will stay in the club because the president told me that the only way to leave was to pay the clause of 700 million euros, which is impossible “, he said in an interview to the Spanish website Goal.com.
“I will give it my all. My love for Barça will never change,” he said.
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As a reminder, the six-fold first ball had initiated, on August 25, the procedures to terminate his contract unilaterally, under a clause that expired on June 10, and which allows him to decide his future after each season. in agreement with the club officers.
La Pulga is under contract with the La Liga giant until June 30, 2021.