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The president of the FC Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu, met this Wednesday with Jorge Messi, father and representative of Leo messi, to inform you that the club has no intention of negotiating the departure of the Argentine star this summer.
As EFE has learned from sources in the Barça entity, the meeting took place this afternoon at the club’s facilities, has lasted about an hour and a half and, in it, both parties have maintained cordiality.
At the summit, in addition to Jorge Messi, his son, Rodrigo Messi -right hand of the ’10’ in the Catalan capital– and Jorge Pecourt, lawyer from the Cuatrescasas law firm that legally advises the player. For Barça, in addition to Bartomeu, Javier Bordas, manager of the first soccer team, has attended.
Although Messi’s wish is for the club to give him the letter of freedom to be able to sign for another team, Bartomeu has made it clear to his father that Barcelona have no intention of negotiating his transfer (It is maintained that the player’s termination clause is 700 million euros) but to offer him a renewal offer for two seasons.
Therefore, the president has asked Jorge Messi to convince his son to resume training -he has not appeared for the first three preseason sessions- and rejoins the discipline of the squad that Ronald Koeman now directs.
The club trusts that the still captain of the Barcelona team will reconsider his position and agree to extend your contract beyond this season. At the moment, a second meeting is not planned.