Jorge Messi, the daddy and agent of Lionel Messi, revealed a response to La Liga on Friday, insisting the FC Barcelona striker’s 700-million-euro launch clause not applies. Messi senior claims the discharge clause is eliminated as soon as the participant takes up the choice in his contract to depart without cost, which Messi’s facet consider he did when he notified Barca by burofax on August 25. Within the letter addressed to La Liga president Javier Tevas, Jorge Messi claims to cite a clause in Messi’s contract that claims: “This launch clause won’t apply when the participant’s determination to unilaterally rescind the contract takes impact from the top of the 2019-2020 season.”
La Liga had backed up Barcelona’s place final weekend by asserting that Messi’s launch clause stays legitimate. And the Spanish league reacted virtually instantly by reiterating their stance and saying Jorge Messi’s interpretation of the contract was “out of context” and “far eliminated” from its wording.
Jorge Messi‘s bullish assertion signifies his son stays dedicated to leaving Barca this summer time, regardless of recommendations the 33-year-old’s stance might be softening.
Nonetheless, there was no overt declaration that Messi will nonetheless depart, maybe providing some hope to Barcelona supporters.
The validity of the discharge clause in Messi’s contract is vital as a result of its existence means Messi might be liable to pay the quantity himself if he joined one other membership however misplaced a subsequent authorized battle in courtroom.
Barcelona consider the choice within the participant’s contract that allowed him to depart without cost expired on June 10.
Messi’s facet insisted the deadline was the top of the season, which was prolonged into August as a result of pandemic.
Notably, Jorge Messi didn’t point out a selected date when quoting that clause in his assertion.
“We have no idea which contract you might have analysed and what’s the foundation that leads you to conclude there was an relevant launch clause if the participant determined to unilaterally finish his contract on the finish of the 19-20 season,” he wrote.
He provides that it was an “apparent error in your half”.
Messi’s father had held talks with Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu on Thursday however either side reiterated their arguments and no settlement was reached.
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