Lionel Messi kept his word and did not appear for the Barcelona PCR tests despite being summoned by the club at 10.15, in the exams prior to the start of training on Monday. On the other hand, Luis Suárez, to whom Ronald Koeman communicated that he did not have him, did attend the appointment.
In this way, another chapter of the contractual conflict between the Argentine player and Barça opens. Messi and his lawyers consider that the unilateral exit clause has already been made effective that he had at the end of each season since he renewed in 2017 and that he therefore no longer has to go to training.
For the moment, players such as Arturo Vidal (another of those discarded by Koeman), Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba, Ousmane Dembélé, Ter Stegen and Clement Lenglet have already passed through the facilities of the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.
The 700 million clause does not exist, they say in Spain
Miquel Blázquez, a Spanish journalist, told Sportia that the termination clause of 700 million euros in Lionel Messi’s contract with Barcelona does not exist. The radio program of that country El Larguero would have accessed the link of La Pulga and confirmed that the documentation signed in 2017 would contemplate the chance that from the 2019/20 season the footballer can leave the club without any impediment.