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Lionel Messi’s future at Barcelona not guaranteed according to Financial director

Pancho Schroder, Barcelona’s financial and strategy director believes Messi’s mammoth release clause could be triggered.

Such statements aren’t heard daily, neither does come any news of triggering of a £625m release Clause. While the latter is yet to happen, but the former has. In an interview with Sky Sports, Barcelona’s financial and strategy director has said that he won’t be surprised if some team triggers the Argentinian’s release clause. He used the example of Neymar’s departure from the Catalan Giants last summer as an example that 3 digit transfer clauses no longer guarantee a player staying at the club.

Paul told Sky Sports News in an interview at a sports event: “We set up a clause which we think is enough to have Messi retire at FC Barcelona. But having said that, we thought a year ago that the clause for Neymar was also good enough to retain the player, and that proved last summer not to be the case.”

The 30-year-old has been sublime for his team this season, scoring 32 goals in all competitions this season. Moreover, he is leading the La Liga charts for most goals, assists, and dribbles completed for the season. This kind of form season and season again is what has forced the Catalan Giants to insert such a huge release clause in Messi’s contract.

He also emphasized that in the modern day transfer market, everything is possible. “Looking at the future. I think it is difficultFi, but I don’t have a crystal ball and these days things are getting a little bit crazy.”

Author’s Take

The days of future are here. £625m release clauses are no more considered safe. But having said that, what are the actual possibilities of such gigantic fees being offered? Only PSG and Manchester City are the teams that come to mind. But I personally feel that even if someone dares to do so, the Argentinian won’t move. Its only right for him to end it where it all started for him, at FC Barcelona.

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