Barcelona presidential candidate Toni Freixa doubts any membership will “run the chance” of triggering Lionel Messi’s €700m launch clause.
Messi has made no secret of his want to depart the Camp Nou this summer time, going very public with the burofax he despatched to the Barca board.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner made it clear that he needs to depart the Catalan membership and Metropolis have been closely linked with a transfer for the Argentine.
Nevertheless, earlier than he can search for one other membership, his state of affairs at Barca nonetheless must be resolved – with talks nonetheless ongoing between Messi’s representatives and the membership’s hierarchy.
And Freixa, who’s working to develop into Barcelona’s subsequent president, believes the a lot talked-about €700m launch clause within the ahead’s contract may show too dangerous for any membership to interrupt.
“I used to be capable of view the doc and I noticed that it didn’t have ample foundation,” Freixa mentioned to Radio Catalunya.
“The consumer is all the time proper in these instances, and I anticipate that Messi’s advisers instructed him they might help him whether or not he despatched it, or whether or not he didn’t.
“Messi can demand a switch out of the membership. However a choose may rule that his new membership should pay his 700 million euro launch clause, or a equally excessive penalty price. And certainly no membership will run that danger.”
Jorge Messi, the Barca quantity 10’s father and agent, has claimed that the discharge clause now not stands in his contract, regardless of opposite claims from La Liga.
Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola spent 4 years in cost at Barca – linking up very effectively with Messi – who, in that point, gained three Ballon d’Or awards.