LaLiga has made a statement regarding the ‘Messi case’. The body led by Javier Tebas assures that the 700 million euro release clause is valid and he will have to pay it if he wants to leave.
La Liga has spoken about the ‘Messi case’ and have done so to position themselves in favour of Barcelona. According to the body, the Argentine’s release clause is valid and he will have to pay it if he wants to terminate it. His release clause is 700 million euros.
“The contract is currently in force and has a termination clause applicable in the event that Lionel Andrés Messi decides to urge the early unilateral termination of the contract, made in accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1006/1985 of June 26, 1985, which regulates the special employment relationship of professional athletes”, the statement starts with.
“In compliance with the applicable regulations, and following the procedure that corresponds in these cases, LaLiga will not carry out the procedure of previous visa of federal discharge to the player if he has not previously paid the amount of this clause”, it adds.
This means that Messi will not be able to leave unless he pays 700 million euros. All this adds more fuel to the fire, with the most recent event in the saga when he didn’t turn up for the PCR tests.