Jorge Messi is confident his son is no longer tied to the â¬700-million release clause written into the Barcelona deal he signed in 2017.
Lionel Messi's father, who also acts as his agent, quoted what he believes is a crucial passage in the contract's paperwork in a letter to La Liga president Javier Tebas. It reads: "This compensation will not apply when the resolution of the contract, by the unilateral decision of the player, takes effect from the end of the 2019-20 sporting season," according to translation from ESPN's Moises Llorens and Alex Kirkland.
"It's obvious that the compensation of â¬700 million ... does not apply at all," the elder Messi concluded.
More to come.
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