Barcelona To Sell Messi
Barcelona Set To Sell Lionel Messi £200million
Barcelona approved the decision of Lionel Messi to leave the club this summer but is not going to allow Argentina to depart for less than £200 million.

The 33-year-old stunned the club’s board on Tuesday by handing in a transfer request and an emergency meeting was called to discuss Messi’s future immediately.

The Catalans are understandably desperate to keep the five-time Ballon d’Or winner but with such a short turnaround before the new season Barcelona can ill-afford to allow the situation to overshadow their preparations. Barcelona to sell Messi

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As such, Barcelona’s board have accepted Messi’s desire to quit the Camp Nou but Catalan broadcaster RAC claim they will not sell for less than a world record price.

Messi handed in a transfer request on Tuesday (Picture: Getty) Paris Saint-Germain broke the world transfer record in 2017 to sign Neymar from Barcelona for a fee of £199.5million. That deal sent shockwaves around the football world but it was relatively straightforward in that the Brazilian had a release clause that the Ligue 1 giants decided to activate. Barcelona to sell Messi

Barcelona before any deal that allows Messi to leave the Camp Nou must trump Neymar’s departure and the Catalans want at least £200m to allow the Argentine to leave.

Given Messi reportedly earns around £970,000-a-week in Barcelona and is 33 years of age, it’s unlikely that any club in world football would foot the bill for the Argentine in the midst of a pandemic. Barcelona To Sell Messi

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