There could be a conflict between the two parties which could lead to a legal battle due to Lionel Messi’s attempt to leave Barcelona.
Barcelona sacked their legal team for advising the player on how to navigate his exit from the club on Saturday at the last count. While Messi did not turn up for testing just as scheduled on Sunday Morning.
Meanwhile, the Argentine superstar is now of the position that he is not contracted to the club anymore. Therefore, he is not to oblige to any of their contractual agreements, such as showing up for training and even matches.
Barcelona Case: FIFA’s Involvement in the Case
Diario Sport claims now that the court of Arbitration for sport and FIFA are now likely to become involved when there is an attempt to sign the player from another club.
The now 33 years old has a deal allowing him to leave at the end of any season. And however, it was thought that the deadline passed in June. A report from Marca says that his camp believes that it has been extended in line with the 2019/2020 season that is prolonged.
Meanwhile, the legalities of Messi’s contractual situation are set to now play a key role. With the reports claiming his 700 million Euro release is no longer valid at the club.
Joseph Maria Bartomeu who is currently Barcelona president and the current board of the Catalan giants are however said to be insistent. They said that they will not allow their superstar to leave as a free agent. And also that they will only be prepared to meet with the player in order for them to discuss a new contract.