La Liga: Messi can only leave, if release clause paid
Lionel Messi obliged to pay €700M if he terminates his contract unilaterally with Barcelona, La Liga says
Argentine footballer Lionel Messi is obliged to pay €700 million ($828.2 million) if he terminates his contract unilaterally with Barcelona, La Liga said.
"Messi is obliged to pay his release clause -- €700 million ($828.2 million) -- if he unilaterally terminates his contract under the current rules," La Liga said on Sunday.
Messi previously sent a certified burofax to the Spanish side to allow his departure on a free transfer.
The 33-year-old player missed the team's coronavirus test due to a contract dispute with Barcelona.
Messi renewed his deal with Barcelona in 2017, and his contract is set to conclude on June 30, 2021.
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