Lionel Messi had sent a letter requesting termination of his contract at Barcelona to Josep Maria Bartomeu. The contents of the letter were only revealed a year later.
Messi caused a stir at Barcelona after the 2019/2020 season ended. The flea send a letter via burofax who stated his intention to leave Camp Nou sooner.
Messi was still under contract with Barcelona until June 2021. Parties Blaugrana rejected the Argentine star’s application and insisted on keeping the player under the current contract.
Lionel Messi could only leave Barcelona after his contract expired at the end of last season. The 34-year-old then joined French club, Paris Saint-Germain.
spanish media, Sports world, revealed the contents of the original letter that Messi sent to the president of Barcelona at the time, Josep Maria Bartomeu, Sunday (4/9/2021). The letter dated August 24, 2020 was signed directly The flea, and contains his request to leave according to his special clause.
The following is the contents of the original letter requesting the termination of Messi’s contract at Barcelona, as reported by Sports world:
Dear Mr Bartomeu,
I hereby, and in accordance with the provisions of clause 3.1 of the contract dated 25 November 2017, I express my desire to terminate my employment contract as a professional footballer which is effective from 30 August 2020.
I understand that the period of the right of unilateral termination without cause as regulated in the article above must be interpreted in accordance with extraordinary circumstances, where the 2019/20 football competition season has taken place due to an emergency and force majeure situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to these extraordinary circumstances, the 2019/20 season ended yesterday, without prejudice to the fact that for our team it was on 15 August, when we returned to Barcelona after being knocked out of the Champions League on the night of 14 August.
However, within 10 days after the end of the competitive season, and thereby meeting the agreed deadline to implement clause 3.1 mentioned above, in accordance with the material contract of our agreement, which is to be construed in accordance with the exceptions to the circumstances of the 2019/20 season, I use my right to terminate the contract which is effective from 30 August 2020, with the consequences set out in the provisions of 3.1 above.
Lionel Andres Messi.
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