Messi Agreed No-Fee Barca Exit Clause In Case Of Catalan Independence
Messi Agreed No-Fee Barca Exit Clause In Case Of Catalan Independence
Lionel Messi has 'Catalan Independence escape clause in contract'
12 January, 2018, 21:22
The paper claims Messi demanded that Barca insert a release clause in his latest contract, signed late past year, which stipulates that he will only stay at the club in the event of independence if they remain in "a top European league". Barcelona will next play Levante on Sunday.
The win took Barcelona's unbeaten streak to 27 straight matches.
Coutinho's predecessor as Barca's record signing, Ousmane Dembele, made his first start since September after recovering from a torn hamstring in another positive development for Valverde.
Messi was back in the starting line-up after missing the King's Cup draw with Celta Vigo on Thursday.
Until the deal for Coutinho, Dembele was the club's most expensive signing for a transfer fee of 105 million euros that could rise to 147 million euros.
Jordi Alba headed Messi's chipped pass back into the path of the Argentina global, who cushioned a bouncing volley across Oier Olazabal and in off the post.
The second goal arrived seven minutes before the interval, as Suarez controlled Sergi Roberto's fine ball into the box before firing home.
However, given the fact that the Catalan giants have already made Messi the world's highest paid player after a rather long negotiating session, they wouldn't want him to leave for free.
Messi and his Barcelona team-mates were given permission to leave as the La Liga broke out for its annual winter break after their triumph in the El Clasico on December 23.
Suarez wasted a couple of chances to make Barca's victory more comfortable and forward Jose Arnaiz was handed a league debut in the last five minutes.
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