Barça's 33-year-old skipper and club icon has reportedly informed the hierarchy that he wishes to activate a clause in his contract that would allow him to walk away for nothing this summer.
Spanish journalist Guillem Balague has revealed the stunning breaking news this evening. Here's the thread which covers the major talking points.
You can check out Guillem Balague on Twitter and follow his timeline for the latest on Lionel Messi, with an update on the fax sent to the club below, and you can read an update from Sid Lowe who expects Messi to face a legal battle over the clause.
Club confirms the burofax has arrived. And they insist the clause expired already. Barcelona will defend its rights. Messi, his right not to continue in a club with Bartomeu@Alfremartinezz adds that an extraordinary board meeting will take place as soon as possible https://t.co/ItSJmAYCbh— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) August 25, 2020
The club will hold an emergency meeting to discuss the issue.
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