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Lionel Messi can leave Barcelona for free if Catalan independence affects the club

Lionel Messi has a clause in his contract that allows him to leave Barcelona for nothing if Catalan independence affects the club

Want your club to sign Lionel Messi for free?

Well you better get voting in the Catalan elections then.

Messi included a clause in his contract that allows him to leave Barcelona if Catalan independence affects the club, according to El Mundo.


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Anyone fancy a free transfer?

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Anyone fancy a free transfer?

The Argentine signed off on a new deal last November, putting an end to any fears that he would talk to clubs about a move in January.

But the latest news regarding his contract once again opens up the possibility of a Nou Camp exit.

However it’s not quite as simple as Catalan independence being granted.

Messi would only look to leave the club if Barcelona were forced out of La Liga and unable to enter the English, French or German leagues.

At least we know Barcelona won’t be moving to Serie A if they get chucked out of La Liga.

Messi in the Middle

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Messi in the Middle

Of course, there is another way to get Messi to your club.

Messi’s latest contract includes a €700million release clause, which is essentially spare change where PSG and Man City are concerned.

The 30-year-old has been in typically fine form this season, scoring 22 times in 29 games for club and country.

But let’s not forget that, at the end of the day, he’s just a poor man’s Harry Kane.


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