The Lionel Messi vs Barcelona drama is still rolling and makes Messi’s father, Jorge Messi intervened. It’s a very rare thing.
Last week, Lionel Messi expressed his wish to leave the club. The Argentine player wants his contract, which expires in 2021, to be terminated sooner.
In his contract, ‘La Pulga’ has the right where he can go at any time. Provided, Messi expresses his wish before the season ends.
However, Barcelona believes it has been forfeited in July 2020 and if Messi wants to leave then the € 700 million (IDR 12 trillion) buy-out clause can be activated.
The drama made Jorge Messi, Lionel Messi’s father, who was also the player’s agent, intervened. He flew from Argentina to Spain to meet directly with the Blaugrana club officials.
The latest news is that the conversation has yet to find a bright spot. Despite the news, it is likely that Messi will stay at Barcelona until his contract ends.
The man whose full name, Jorge Horacio Messi actually rarely appears in public.
Jorge controls Lionel Messi from afar. He mostly takes care of personal sponsorships for Messi and his charity foundation, the Messi Foundation.
Moreover, Jorge is also sure that Lionel Messi will not leave Barcelona, which maybe until the end of his career.
No doubt, Messi started his adventure as a professional footballer from the Barca academy (La Mansia) and broke into the main squad in 2005.
Jorge Messi wasn’t really ‘busy’ until 2016. He is in Barcelona to accompany his son to the tax evasion trial.
Jorge also said that he was monitoring Lionel Messi’s career in the Argentina national team. This 62-year-old man-made Messi return to the national team after having declared his retirement.
In 2020, Jorge may not have imagined that his beloved son will go this far, namely leaving Barcelona.
Indeed, Messi had several fusses with club officials or coaching staff but everything could end well.
Now, is Lionel Messi going to stay or does his father have other plans?