Lionel Messi has agreed to stick with Barcelona.© AFP
Lionel Messi mentioned on Friday he’ll keep at Barcelona, insisting he may by no means go to courtroom in opposition to “the membership of his life”. However he launched a stinging assault on Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu, whom he accused of going again on an settlement to let him go away free of charge on the finish of final season. “The president all the time mentioned that on the finish of the season I may resolve if I wished to go or if I wished to remain and ultimately he did not find yourself protecting his phrase,” Messi mentioned in an interview with Objective, launched on Friday.
“I assumed and we have been positive that I used to be free. The president all the time mentioned that on the finish of the season I may resolve if I stayed or not and now they maintain on to the truth that I didn’t say it earlier than June 10 when it seems that on June 10 we have been competing for the league in the course of this shitty virus and this illness that altered all of the dates.
Messi added: “And that is the explanation why I’m going to proceed within the membership… as a result of the president instructed me that the one approach to go away was to pay the 700-million-euro launch clause.
“That is inconceivable, after which the opposite manner was to go to trial. I might by no means go to courtroom in opposition to Barca as a result of it’s the membership that I really like, that gave me all the pieces since I arrived, it’s the membership of my life, I’ve made my life right here.”
Messi had mentioned he wished to go away the membership he joined as a boy after Barcelona’s humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich within the Champions League quarter-finals in August.
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