◼️ The Argentine has a release clause of 700 million euros, something that is already considered insufficient to the economic power of English teams or teams led by sheikhs.
Leo Messi has a 700 million euros clause in Barcelona, a figure that was considered unpayable until the last transfers happened in the world of football where the Blaugrana club itself has been protagonist. The team chaired by Josep Maria Bartomeu watched as Neymar, his second biggest star, packed his suitcases to PSG after the Parisians paid the 222 million clause. When no new recruits had surpassed 120 million, the team chaired by Nasser Al-Khelaïfi paid that figure for Neymar and 180 million more for Mbappé. Later, the Blaugrana team would try to retaliate by investing 120 million plus 40 in variables in Coutinho and 105 million by Dembélé plus another 40 in variables.
For Barcelona it was a call for attention and in the last renewal of Messi, in November 2017, the Argentinian rescission clause almost tripled, from 250 to 700 million euros. An amount that seems unattainable but still doesn’t give absolute peace to the Barça environment. Pancho Schröeder, head of the Finance and Strategic Relations Area of Barcelona, told Sky Sports that “we put a clause that we think is enough to have Messi retire in Barcelona, but having said that, a year ago we thought that Neymar’s clause was also enough to keep the player, and last summer it was shown that it wasn’t like that, looking to the future, I think it’s difficult, but I don’t have a crystal ball and these days things are getting a little crazy “
Now, the club looks at four possible rivals that could break the market to take over the services of Leo Messi. PSG itself would be the first candidate after the French have assessed the departure of Neymar in 400 million euros before the interest of teams like Real Madrid, almost double what they paid for the carioca. In the event that the Brazilian left the team, they added the possible sale of a Cavani who is not comfortable in the club, with this the Parisians could be ready to sign Messi, who has reiterated on several occasions his desire to retire in the Barcelona.
The rest of the teams economically trained to throw the house out the window to incorporate the player are in the Premier League. Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City are the only ones equipped for this. Chelsea has in Hazard its great star and its possible source of income, since the Belgian has a big sign. Real Madrid again appears as an interested team and could reach three figures for his signing as it is very liked by Zidane. For its part, Manchester City has shown that it spares no expense to please Guardiola. Since the arrival of the Spanish coach in June 2016, 526 million have been invested in improving the workforce. Aguero would be the player called to leave before undertaking a major operation, although the Argentine is a personal friend of Messi and is carrying out a great campaign to acquire him. Guardiola has always shown his admiration for the Argentine, who he managed for years at Barca, but has also made it clear that he’s retiring in the Catalan club. Finally, Manchester United of Mourinho, who has also been accustomed to pay high amounts to take their transfers, placing a Pogba, who is now in the transfer market, as the most expensive signing in history momentarily (105 million), disbursed 85 million for Lukaku, 75 for Di María or investing 50 million plus 30 in variables for Martial in 2015.