Barcelona President, Bartomeu Might Be Jailed Over Messi’s Contract

MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 1: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona disappointed during the La Liga Santander match between Real Madrid v FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu on March 1, 2020 in Madrid Spain (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu might be imprisoned,if Lionel Messi dumb the club this summer.
Naija News learnt that this is coming after the club captain, Lionel Messi informed the La Liga giant of his plan to leave the club..

Bartomeu had promised fans that Messi would be at the Camp Nou next season, following the 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final.

The Argentine has, however, indicated that he wants to terminate his contract with the Spanish side.

he Catalans claim that clause expired on June 10, despite the season eventually concluding much later following the coronavirus pandemic, and will therefore only sell if a potential suitor activates his hefty release clause.

Messi has since taken matters into his own hands, refusing to turn up for pre-season training and Covid-19 tests at the club on Sunday.

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner is now embroiled in a bitter legal dispute with Barca, which undoubtedly marks a sour end to his legendary stint at the Nou Camp.


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