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$700 million Lionel Messi may be on his way out of FC Barcelona, but only 2 teams on the planet can actually afford to buy him

  $700 million Lionel Messi may be on his way out of FC Barcelona, but only 2 teams on the planet can actually afford to buy him Only PSG or Manchester City are thought to be able to afford Messi's buyout clause, which currently stands at over $700 million.Messi has told Barcelona's board he wants to leave the club immediately following its humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Friday, according to Esporte Inerativo.

If he has made clear his intention to leave FC Barcelona, ​​Lionel Messi could reverse his decision if Josep Maria Bartomeu leaves the club presidency. Lionel Messi , or at least his advisers who wrote the "fax" sent to the staff of FC Barcelona , could not be more explicit: "I want to leave Barça", was it he indeed writes. His decision seems irrevocable and the six-time Golden Ball has reportedly already contacted Pep Guardiola to discuss the feasibility of a move to Manchester City . But according to many specialists, the Barcelona No. 10 could still change his mind. A strong decision could indeed lead him to reconsider his position: the resignation of Josep Maria Bartomeu. Former club president and unfortunate opponent of the current Catalan club boss in the 2015 elections, Joan Laporta is convinced of this. “Bartomeu and his team must resign immediately. They have undermined Messi's morale to save themselves from the economic and sporting turmoil they have created. If they resigned, there would still be hope to see Messi stay at Barça, ”he wrote on Twitter. An opinion shared by many journalists from the other side of the Pyrenees, like Josep Pedrerol, the host of the famous program "El Chiringuito". "If Bartomeu resigns, Messi could still stay," he said. For some, this shattering announcement by the Argentinian would have no other purpose than to force the hand of the Barça president at the start and to force him to leave the presidency of the club.

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  Lionel Messi has 'never been closer' to leaving Barcelona, but his new boss says he plans to fight to keep him at the club "He is the best player in the world and the best player in the world you want in your team," Koeman said of Messi.Messi is rumored to have asked to leave Barcelona following the club's disastrous 8-2 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals last week.

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© Supplied by Sports.fr messi-bartomeu_crop Despite the press release published this Friday by Jorge Messi, the Argentinian press announced in the wake that, finally, the sixfold Ballon d ' Gold is ready to stay one more year at FC Barcelona. We could expect that the press release from Jorge Messi, which extends the standoff with FC Barcelona , would not be the last episode of the summer soap opera. But it was hard to imagine the twist would come so quickly.

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