After days of speculations and rumors around Barcelona’s captain Lionel Messi transfer to another club, it was revealed that the five-time winner of Ballon de’ or, will stay at his club next season due to the huge transfer clause placed on him by the club.
According to Sky Sports, Messi revealed, “I’m now staying because the president told me that the only way I could leave was by paying the €700m release clause, which is impossible.”
The question left on the minds of football analyst is how will this play out in the relationship between the club and player? What will be effect on the success of the club next season?
It would be recalled, that the swift forward was linked with Manchester City in the Premiership and it was said that certain was agreed to complete the transfer of the player. How would Man.City respond to this latest development?
More interesting twist will unfold that will either go the way of the player or his current club.