Lionel Messi’s decision to leave FC Barcelona has led to quite a lot of transfer hypothesis.© AFP
Lionel Messi shocked the football world when he announced his intention to leave FC Barcelona, the club that he has represented from the beginning of his glorious career. While Messi has indicated that he wants to activate a clause that will allow him to leave the Spanish club on a free transfer, Barcelona are adamant that the clause has expired and clubs should pay his release clause, which is set at 700 million euros. Transfer fee aside, even provided Lionel Messi’s massive salary, there are just a make a selection few clubs that can have the funds for the Argentine superstar.
On the other hand, fans of Bundesliga club VFB Stuttgart have started a crowdfunding crusade, in an attempt to cause Messi to their team.
Stuttgart fans started a crusade on gofundme.com, which reportedly says that they wish to raise 900 million euros to cause Lionel Messi to the club.
“We VfB fans are collecting money to pay for Lionel Messi’s transfer,” goal.com said used to be written on the page.
“In the event that the deliberate amount isn’t reached on time or Lionel Messi joins another club, 100% of the money raised will be donated to Viva con Agua,” the page further read.
Via Con Agua “is a non-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring that each one people worldwide have access to clean drinking water”.
Lionel Messi reportedly missed his scheduled coronavirus test at Barcelona, raising the opportunity he’ll now boycott pre-season to force a transfer.
The club’s captain and greatest ever player could now be punished with a fine and even a discount in salary whether the strike continues.
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