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Gerard Pique ‘already knew’ about Lionel Messi’s escape clause

The defender does not doubt the GOAT’s commitment

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Gerard Pique says he already knew that Lionel Messi has a clause in his contract that allows him to leave the club at the end of each season but is not worried the GOAT could depart.

El Pais reported on Thursday that Messi can choose to terminate his contract each summer should he choose, and Pique says he’s earned the right to decide his own future.

“I already knew Messi is able to leave for free at the end of each season,” he said.

“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.”

Source | Cadena Ser

Messi’s current deal runs until 2021 and president Josep Maria Bartomeu talked last season about offering the captain another contract extension “in the coming months.”

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