The Argentine sent a document to Bartomeu on August 24, 2020, expressing his desire to active the clause in his contract which would terminate his deal and allow him to leave for free.
The letter - which was revealed by Mundo Deportivo - was sent nine days after Barcelona’s humiliating 8-2 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich and just one day after the Germans lifted the trophy following their triumph over PSG in the final.
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Messi's letter was addressed to Bartomeu and sent to Barcelona's head offices on August 24 at 6.19pm - just nine days after their Champions League turmoil.
The burofax outlined a clause in Messi's contract that stipulated he could leave the club if he requested to do so before the end of the season.
The scheduled end of the 2019-2020 season was June 10, 2020. However, given the football hiatus due the coronavirus pandemic, this date was pushed back.
Therefore, Messi argued in his letter that the delays caused by the global pandemic meant that the clause was still valid.
The Argentine sent a document to Bartomeu on August 24, 2020, expressing his desire to active the clause in his contract that would terminate his deal and allow him to leave for free
This came just nine days after Barca’s 8-2 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich
The 34-year-old Argentina international cited a state of alarm and force majeure in his letter as he felt both clauses were relevant due to the pandemic.
During a state of alarm terms and obligations set out in a contract are suspended. While force majeure typically excuses one or both parties from fulfilling the obligation stipulated in their contract because of an unforeseen event out of their control.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The burofax, which was published by Mundo Deportivo, read: 'By means of the present, and in accordance with the provisions of