Lionel Messi has “earned the right” to break his Barcelona contract if he so wishes, says Gerard Pique, but nobody at Camp Nou is overly concerned about such a decision being taken.
It has been revealed by El Pais, with Goal able to confirm the news, that the mercurial Argentine has an exit clause in his current deal.
Having turned 32, the five-time Ballon d’Or has the option to walk away from Barca at the end of any given season.
“I already knew Messi is able to leave for free at the end of each season,” Pique told Cadena Ser.
“But we all know the commitment Leo has to Barca and it doesn’t worry me at all. He’s earned the right to be able to choose what he does with his future after everything he’s given the club.”