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Lionel Messi Stays at Barca, Says Catalans’ president

by goal post | Posted on Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Lionel Messi

Argentina international Lionel Messi has no where to go as long as the current Barca President Sandro Rosell still in the driver sit, the Barca’s president said Thursday.

“As long as I’m president of Barca, everything will be done that is possible and even impossible so that Messi stays at the club,” said Rosell at an event to present a partnership with American electronics giant Intel.

“It is extremely difficult, not to say impossible, that Messi will leave the club.”

But speculation about Messi’s future was sparked on Tuesday by Barca’s economic vice-president Javier Faus’s assertion that they did not need to renegotiate his contract.

According to media claims in Spain, Messi has a 250 million euro ($344m) buy-out clause, although teams that could afford that are few and far between.

The rumours about a possible renegotiation seem to stem from a question of salaries.

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