Lionel Messi has stunned Barcelona by informing them that he wants to quit the club by ending his contract early, according to reports from Argentina.
“BOOM! According to Argentinian TyC Sports, Messi has officially communicated to Barcelona that he will activate a clause to end unilaterally his contract!” tweeted Tancredi Palmeri.
“Leo #Messi He has a clause in his contract to rescind after the end of the 19-20 season and although FC Barcelona says that the clause expired, for Messi the season ended in August and he can execute it before the 31-8,” added Veronica Brunati.
In a dramatic twist, Barcelona has admitted the clause allowing Messi to leave does exist, but that it expired on June 10.