Barça’s captain Lionel Messi could have left Camp Nou for free this summer, but the Argentine has chosen not to use the exit clause in his contract. Messi will not leave the Catalan giants this summer.
As a part of the contract renewal Messi signed in 2017, he could leave the club for free as long as he let the club know about it before June 1 of each year. Despite all this, Messi has chosen to remain loyal to the club of his life.
Messi has remained a single-club-man for his entire career, and that’s not changing soon. The Lionel Messi show goes on at the Camp Nou.
Ronaldo to miss Barcelona clash after testing positive for COVID-19 again
As per a report published by Correio da Manhā and relayed by Marca, Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for Coronavirus for the second time and as a result, will miss the clash against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League.
Ronaldo had tested for the virus earlier this month during the International break in the build-up to the game against Sweden but had enough time to complete isolation and return in time to face Barcelona as part of the second matchday of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League.
Juventus have already taken on the field twice in the absence of the 35-year-old, drawing the game 1-1 against Crotone, while registering a 2-0 win against Dynamo Kiev for their Champions League opener on Tuesday.
However, the report states that the viral load shows very fewer values, and Juventus will use this as a plea to send to UEFA, in an attempt to allow a test 48 hours before the game. The game, while a clash of two European supergiants, will a lose a lot of glimmer in the absence of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner. It would have been the first time that Lionel Messi and Ronaldo came across each other since May 2018.