Both sides seemed immobile in their positions
The first meeting took place on Wednesday (2/9) between Jorge Messi, father and superstar’s agent, Lionel Messi, with the president of Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu, his partner, Javier Bordas, as well as Rodrigo Messi and of the Messi family took place in a cordial and friendly atmosphere and lasted more than an hour and a half, but was fruitless.
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Jorge Messi, le père et agent de Lionel, a atterri ce mercredi matin au terminal des avions privés de l'aéroport d'El Prat à Barcelone, en provenance de Rosario. Il s'est ensuite engouffré dans un taxi après avoir évité une nuée de caméras. Selon la presse sportive barcelonaise, Jorge Messi doit rencontrer ces prochaines heures le président du Barça, Josep Maria Bartomeu, afin de tenter de trouver une solution pour son fils, qui ne s'est pas présenté dimanche et lundi pour la reprise du club et veut en partir. 📸 Reuters #Messi
The Argentine legend of the Blaugrana, obviously bitter about what has happened in Barcelona in the last year and especially the ugly way in which the new coach of the club, Ronald Koeman, called Luis Suarez (Lionel’s close friend) to tell him that their cooperation is here was what overflowed Messi’s glass.
So the last one, which is the flag of the Historical Club, decided to leave Barcelona and seek his fortune elsewhere. However, the management of Bartomeu, as was natural next immediately demanded to receive the clause of 700 million euros that is mentioned in the case that Lionel wants to leave before 2021, when his contract expires.
So the meeting that Lionel’s father and agent, Jorge, had with the top administrative leader of Barcelona, Bartomeu, and the other attendees, including the family lawyer, Jorge Pecourt, was not a success for either side. . But all indications are that the two sides will have more meetings in the coming days in order to find a solution.
However, the president of Barcelona offered Messi a new contract, wanting to show his desire to keep him in the team.
The meeting was attended by Barça’s lawyer and the family’s lawyer, Messi, Jorge Pecourt. In fact, what made sense was that the Catalan side did not have its own lawyer. This has been interpreted by many and rightly shows that the desire of the people of Barcelona is to be able to persuade the side of Messi so that he can continue to wear the jersey of their club, which he has honoured so much. and rightly her followers «drink water in his name.»
The two sides remained unchanged in their positions: The management of Barcelona wants to keep the famous footballer in its potential, even renewing his contract for another two years, ie until 2023. In fact, Mr. Bartomeu has already analyzed exactly how he will can this become a reality. He also pointed out that the clause will remain and if Messi still wants to leave, then it will have to be paid in full.
For his part, Lionel’s father and agent, Jorge Messi, and his lawyer, Jorge Pecourt, said that Leo wanted to be free and that they were not discussing financial compensation.
So, as everyone understands we will have a meeting or meetings again, since the issue will take a long time and, of course, the lawyers of both sides will be even more active…