Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi have revealed that he will be staying at the club for 2020-21 season, a news that will delight the Catalonia fans.
There have been question marks over over Lionel Messi’s future ever since he submitted a transfer request some days ago.
Barcelona and La Liga adamant his €700m release clause was still valid
The Argentine playmaker have now publicly spoken for the first time about his desire to leave Barcelona and has confirmed to goal he has given up on attempting to force a move.
“I thought and was sure that I was free to leave, the president always said that at the end of the season I could decide if I stayed or not,” he told the website.
“Now they cling to the fact that I did not say it before June 10, when it turns out that on June 10 we were competing for La Liga in the middle of this awful coronavirus and this disease altered all the season.
“And this is the reason why I am going to continue in the club. Now I am going to continue in the club because the president told me that the only way to leave was to pay the €700 million (£624m) clause, and that this is impossible.”