Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu on Friday admitted that captain, Lionel Messi can stroll away from the membership without spending a dime subsequent summer time.
Messi has a contract at Camp Nou until 2021, however it has been revealed there’s a clause which permits him to go away on the finish of every season if he so needs.
The Argentina worldwide would simply have to speak his need to maneuver on earlier than the tip of Could.
Carles Puyol, Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta all signed comparable offers with Barca within the remaining years of their time on the membership, too.
Bartomeu is conscious of the existence of the clause, however insists he’s not nervous about Messi quitting Barcelona any time quickly.
“Messi signed till 2021. It was agreed that on the finish of the penultimate season he’s at liberty to go away without spending a dime,” the Blaugrana president instructed Barca TV .
“He has earned that freedom to determine his future, however he’s very Cule and I’m calm. Xavi, Iniesta and Puyol had the identical clause.
“We couldn’t give Messi a unique clause, however I repeat, I’m in little question he’ll keep for a few years.”