Lionel Messi announced he would play least one more season in Barcelona “to avoid a legal war.”
“I wasn’t happy and wanted to leave. I haven’t been allowed this in any way and I will stay at the club so as not to get into a legal dispute,” the world’s best player said In an interview with Goal.com.
“I thought and was sure that I was free to leave,” Messi said. “Now they cling to the fact that I did not say it before June 10, when it turns out that on June 10 we were competing for La Liga in the middle of this awful COVID-19 and this disease altered all the season.
“And this is the reason why I am going to continue in the club,” Messi added. “The president told me that the only way to leave was to pay the €700 million clause, and that this is impossible.”