Messi: Will he leave Barcelona?
The last few days have been interesting when it comes to Barcelona legend Lionel Messi.
The Argentinian has become embroiled in a row with the club’s sporting director Eric Abidal, after the Frenchman questioned the effort of some players under former boss Ernesto Valverde.
The row has caused speculation that Messi could leave the Catalan giants in the near future.
However, could the
unthinkable really happen and Messi leaves for pastures new?
Messi has a release clause in his contract
In an extraordinary situation, Messi could leave the reigning Spanish champions on a free transfer this summer.
This is due to the number of contracts he has signed with the Blaugrana and puts Barcelona in a bad predicament.
If Messi did leave Catalonia, then obviously every major club in the world would be in want to sign the brilliant Argentinian.
The deal would not exactly be a free one when his reported £50million in wages is taken into account.
That means that probably only a select few clubs in the European game would have the finances to sign the forward this summer.
It would be interesting to see which clubs chanced their arm at signing the forward.