La Liga insist Messi is not a free agent, Barcelona entitled to €700m exit clause
LaLiga have responded to Lionel Messi’s statement of Friday in which he queried the validity of his Barcelona contract as his war of words with the club rages on.
The response to Messi’s statement on Friday afternoon came in just two terse paragraphs. The organisation remains unmoved and reiterated what they said on August 30: that Messi is not a free agent.
“From LaLiga, we have issued a response to the message sent from the environment of the player Leo Messi,” it read.”This said response [from Messi] reveals and confirms that the interpretation has been decontextualized and that it is far from the literal nature of the contract.”LaLiga reiterate the statement released on August 30.”
It should be remembered that LaLiga supported Barcelona’s position and publicly said that the player would have to pay his €700 million euro release clause if he wanted to leave Barcelona.
It is increasingly looking as if both parties are heading for legal arbitration with nobody willing to cede ground to the other