Leo Messi (32 years old) will not activate the release clause for which he could leave Barcelona this year and will remain, at least, until 2021 after this deadline expired this Sunday, as confirmed by the player's environment to this newspaper.
The Argentine hI could have gone out for free as long as I had given notice before June 1, but the attacker At no time has he considered leaving the Camp Nou And from the club they hope that this gesture is a premonition for the renewal that links Barça until the end of his career.
From the outside, other clubs like Inter Milan or Manchester City They have waited for a signal from the Catalan captain who has never arrived. In fact, a few weeks ago Messi had to go to his Instagram account to deny information that spoke of his transfer to the Italian team.
The activation of the clause would depend on the sensations of the Argentine, but at no time was the opportunity to dissociate himself from the club he arrived at when he was thirteen. “I already said it many times, that my idea is to continue and as long as the club and the people continue to want that, for my part there will never be any problem,” he said in an interview shortly before the start of the pandemic.
Now Barcelona and the player must work on the renewal of a contract that expires in 2021 after the last extension carried out in November 2017.