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Unique Clause In Messi's PSG Contract Revealed?

Lionel Messi is one of the highest-paid players at Paris Saint-Germain, but the existence of a rather unique clause in his contract has now reportedly been revealed.

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The Argentine joined the French giants on a two-year deal in August after being forced to leave Barcelona following 21 years on the Blaugrana's books.

In France, Messi is unsurprisingly one of the best-paid footballers, although there is another element in his contract that has gained interest in recent days.

According to TyC Sports, the six-time Ballon d'Or winner has an agreement in his deal with the Ligue 1 giants that allows him to prioritise his duties with Argentina over club football.

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It is this stipulation that will allow him to be available for his country for their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Bolivia on Friday morning, which could see him miss PSG's game this coming weekend.

Mauricio Pochettino's men are set to go up against Clermont Foot in the league on Saturday evening, a fixture the 34-year-old is now expected to not feature in.

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Messi's legacy as an Argentina international has increased after he captained the Albiceleste to 2021 Copa America triumph in Brazil early in July, with the forward winning the Player of the Tournament and top goalscorer awards at the showpiece.

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