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Barca Fear ‘Crazy’ €700m Messi Bid

FC Barcelona Fear ‘Crazy’ €700m Lionel Messi Bid

By David Kappel - Mar 08, 2018 09:00 PM @kappilinho

FC Barcelona included a whopping €700 million release clause in Lionel Messi’s new contract, but the club are fearing they could receive a ‘crazy’ bid for the Argentine.

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Messi recently extended his expiring deal with the Blaugrana until 2021, becoming the highest paid player in football in the process.

The Catalan giants' board included a massive €700 million (R10.3 billion) buyout clause into his new contract to fend off any interest from other clubs.

However, Barcelona director Pancho Schroder now revealed that they are still cautious about a potential ‘crazy’ offer after losing Neymar for a world record fee of €222 million (R3.3 billion) in August 2017 and a recent rumour that a Chinese club could attempt to buy Messi.

"We set up a clause which we think is enough to have Messi retire at FC Barcelona," he told Sky Sports.

"But, having said that, we thought a year ago that the clause for Neymar was also good enough to retain the player, and that proved last summer not to be the case.

"Looking at the future, I think, is difficult, but I don't have a crystal ball and these days things are getting a little bit crazy."

Read: Messi Climbs To Top Of Golden Shoe Table

Messi recently scored the 600th goal of his career, with 539 coming for the LaLiga leaders and the other 61 for his national team.

Do you think any club in the world could afford to pay Messi’s €700 million release clause? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Rambo kingdom commando 22 Joined: 28 Apr 2017
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Rambo kingdom commando 22 Mar 09, 2018 12:20 PM
I think its just the rumous Its can't bee happen Messi is a Barcelona himself after Neymar's move he prove that he is always the king he carry Barca in his sholders I trust him he will never going anywher
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Faysal Mar 09, 2018 10:10 AM
Some people forgot that what barca did for messi unbelievable love story between them he is repaying them back with trophies and he isn't going any where
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Faysal Mar 09, 2018 10:04 AM
And it can happen
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Mentashe Mar 09, 2018 08:24 AM
I HOPE THE PLAY HAS A SAY IN ALL OF THIS, MOVING TO CHINA FOR ANY OF THOSE STARS LISTED ABOVE WILL BE A CAREER SUICIDE.
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Thagalekgwara Mar 09, 2018 06:14 AM
@Munangwangwa..o a gafa!cow is your stupid Uncle..Jeeesus!..setlaela se banna!
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Boris Becker Mar 09, 2018 06:13 AM
Best of the best
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Thagalekgwara Mar 09, 2018 06:08 AM
@Mumm_Rubi..is dat Ronaldo?dat is not Ronaldo silly..is Asensio..
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smo Mar 09, 2018 06:00 AM
Kyafana Messi won't want to leave his comfort zone..
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Evergreenmessi Mar 08, 2018 10:47 PM
@JOMMAK yes its true Messi is honerable soul
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Mumm_Rubi Mar 08, 2018 10:47 PM
Do you shot Messi pictures, why putting Ronaldo on Messi story??
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Myaka weliPhefeni Mar 08, 2018 10:04 PM
Chinese team lyk Shanghai SiPs they cn afford him lool
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Munangwangwa Joined: 25 Nov 2017
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Munangwangwa Mar 08, 2018 09:58 PM
No one in their right mind would pay that much for a cow.. original munangwangwa has spoken
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JOMMAK Joined: 25 Aug 2017
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JOMMAK Mar 08, 2018 09:33 PM
But coweditor, the thing about clauses is that the player must also want to go...and we all know the GOAT will never leave FC Barcelona for any other nonsense out there.
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JOMMAK Mar 08, 2018 09:29 PM
Those Arabs are crazy...

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