Lionel Messi's father

The Messi clan studies the option of staying at FC Barcelona

Jorge Messi answered with a timid “yes” to a journalist’s question, who asked him if the player’s environment is studying the possibility that Messi will continue this year at the club

Jorge Messi, father, and agent of Lionel Messi, answered “yes” to a Spanish media that asked him if it would be possible for the player to end up staying this season at FC Barcelona, ​​as could be seen in images released this Thursday.

In front of the cameras of the Spanish television Cuatro, Jorge Messi answered with a timid “yes” to the question of a journalist, who asked him if the player’s environment is studying the possibility that Messi will continue this year and leave the Catalan club in 2021.

The image was captured when Jorge Messi was arriving by car to, according to the press, hold a new round of meetings with the family’s lawyers.

Jorge Messi landed in Barcelona on Wednesday morning from Rosario (Argentina), just when his son is in full conflict with the Catalan team, from which he wants to leave after a disastrous season without titles.

In that sense, the striker did not appear for the PCR tests for coronavirus practiced on Sunday, nor for this week’s training.

The star’s father and the agent were persecuted by the press in Barcelona all Wednesday and ended up acknowledging that it will be “difficult” for his son to stay in Barcelona.

According to the Spanish sports media, the directors of Barça and the Messi clan met for more than two hours on Wednesday afternoon, but each remains entrenched in its position: the player’s representatives want to negotiate an immediate game, while the club maintains that ‘la Pulga’ has a contract until June 30, 2021.

According to the same media, the talks continue and another meeting could be held soon between the Messi clan (father Jorge and the player’s brother, Rodrigo) and the club’s management, in order to break the current blockade.

A week ago, Lionel Messi shook the world of football by communicating to FC Barcelona through his lawyers his intention to unilaterally terminate his long relationship with the club, where he ended up at the age of 13, in 2000.

The six-time winner of the Ballon d’Or, 33, avails himself of a clause included in his contract, which ends on June 30, 2021, by which he could freely go to another club at the end of this season.

From the club, they affirm that this clause expired on June 10, so the contract remains in force. The footballer understands instead that these deadlines were modified by the atypical calendar of this season, which ended late due to the coronavirus pandemic that forced the competitions to stop.

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