Barcelona’s star player’s contract clause can cause trouble to Manchester City

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has a very impressive clause in his contract that could make Manchester City think twice.

According to the club Manchester City, if ever Barcelona’s legendary player had to leave Camp Nou, City would be the first in the queue to get him in.

However, things won’t be as easy as it can after Man City CEO Ferran Soriano and Director Txiki Begiristain realized that Camp Nou star had an argument with their own director Eric Abidal last night.

And with Messi’s recent interesting clause in the contract with Barcelona has only stretched that matter a little extra. Abidal said, “A lot of players were not happy and did not work much and there was also a problem with internal communication.”

abidal-on-messiThe response compelled Messi to take to Instagram. He said: “I honestly do not like to do this kind of thing but I think that everyone has to be responsible for their job and take responsibility for their decision.

“Players for what happens on the field, we are also the first to acknowledge when we don’t play well.

“Those in charge of sporting direction should also face up to their responsibilities and above all take charge of their own decisions.

“Lastly, I think that when you talk about players, you should give names because otherwise, you are tainting everyone’s name and feeding rumors that spread and are not true.”

lionel-messi-fc-barcelonaHowever, the Catalans have taken the argument in a very polite manner, by making to two unite, but if there appear any signs of Messi being upset,

Barca has moved to smooth over the row by getting the two men together, but if there is a hint that Messi could be unhappy, City will be at the front of the queue to give him an escape route.

Messi and Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has gained great things together at the Barca, and the City manager would love the opportunity of a final cheer with Messi alongside.

If the club convinces him to go to the Etihad Stadium, City would get him on a free transfer.

Messi, like other Barca stars before him, has a clause written into his contract – which expires in 2021 – allowing him to leave for nothing this summer.

Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu revealed: “Messi signed until 2021. It was agreed that at the end of the penultimate season he is at liberty to leave for free.

“He has earned that freedom to decide his future, but he is very Cule (Barcelona fan) and I am calm. Xavi, Iniesta, and Puyol had the same clause.

“We couldn’t give Messi a different clause, but I repeat, I am in no doubt he will stay for many years.”

Pep has multiple time mentioned that Messi might end his playing career at Barca, and when he was asked about signing him, after rumors spread in Spain that he had tried to persuade him to come to Manchester, the manager said it was not on the cards, but then added: “But maybe one day the lad will decide that he wants to play somewhere else.

“Maybe he will want his kids to learn English, I don’t know. And if that happens, which I hope it won’t, then there will be a list of four, five or six clubs who will want to sign him.”