Messi asks Barcelona to terminate contract

first_img Loading… It is believed Messi sent a burofax to the club confirming his intentions to leave, but they maintain that the clause in his contract allowing him to leave at the end of the season expired on June 10. Messi has cut a forlorn figure at times in the last year or so, and it is believed his relationship with a number of figures in power at the Nou Camp has broken down. read also:Man City plotting to sign Messi without breaking FFP rules He had a very public spat with former director Eric Abidal earlier this year, while he has also struggled to form a relationship on and off the pitch with big-money signing Antoine Griezmann. If Messi does indeed leave all eyes will turn to his next possible destination. Manchester City may well be at the front of the queue, with the intriguing possibility of a reunion with his former manager Pep Guardiola potentially on the cards. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Fox Sports journalist Cholo Sottile tweeted on Tuesday afternoon: “Confirmed: Messi has communicated to Barcelona that he will leave.” Respected journalist Guillem Balague, meanwhile, claimed he may need to take legal action to break his contract, tweeting: “Messi thinks the season finished in August, so he can use the clause that frees him from the club before the end of the month. FCB would mention that the contract talks about the end of June for Messi to use the clause, so it has expired.” Promoted Content20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’9 Iconic Roles That Could Have Been Played By Different Actors10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?90s Stunners Who Still Look Gorgeous Lionel Messi has reportedly told Barcelona he wants to leave the club. According to Marca,  the Argentine does not want to continue under new boss Ronald Koeman following Barcelona’s embarrassing 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. And now reports from Spain and Argentina claim that he has communicated to the club his desire for a fresh start following a turbulent season.last_img read more


Knicks fined $50K for violating NBA’s media policy

first_img Knicks welcome RJ Barrett to Madison Square Garden with emotional tribute video The Knicks have been fined $50,000 for violating the NBA’s media policy following the NBA Draft, the league announced Monday.NBA rules state that teams must allow equal access to all members of the media, but during Friday’s post-draft conference, the Knicks barred the New York Daily News from joining the conference. NBA stopped using term ‘owner’ in favor of ‘governor,’ Adam Silver says According to the league, the Knicks have “agreed to comply with NBA Media Access Rules moving forward.”The team released its own statement after the fine was announced, calling the situation a misunderstanding. Related News Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors: LA billboard woos ‘King of SoCal’ for Clippers “The Knicks acknowledge that we did not comply with the NBA’s media policy, and made an error in interpreting Friday’s announcement as an invite only event,” the statement said. “As we do throughout the year, we have and will continue to provide access to credentialed media as per the League’s policy.” It’s not the first time the Knicks — specifically team owner James Dolan — and the media have had a public fued. Dolan recently prevented New York Daily News writer Stefan Bondy from calling in to a teleconference, saying some media members had it out for the team.”There are certain journalists, right, that, you know, actually wish ill will towards the team,” Dolan said in March, via CBS Sports. “They don’t want to see the team win. They don’t want to see the team be successful. They have their own personal axes to grind. They come in with the intent of, I mean, they’ve never written a positive story about the team.”The Knicks made headlines by selecting Duke star RJ Barrett with the No. 3 overall pick Thursday and acquiring the 47th pick, Ignas Brazdeikis, in a trade with the Kings.last_img read more