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Plan to sign Lionel Messi: Barcelona offers the freedom letter to two footballers

By Alexis Almosnino

Plan to sign Lionel Messi: Barcelona offers the freedom letter to two footballers

In the Barça entity they give no truce to the ‘exit operation’ and have decided to present an immediate exit to the two players from their squad. The Bosnian would leave a deficit of 45 ‘kilos’.

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At the Camp Nou they do not stop even on Sunday with the ‘operation’ exit to alleviate the wage bill that LaLiga is asking for and to be able to sign Lionel Messi in the summer transfer market. FC Barcelona has offered the letter of freedom to Cameroonian defender Samuel Umititi and Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic, as EFE has learned from sources close to the negotiation.

Neither Umtiti nor Pjanic count for the coach, the Dutch Ronald Koeman, and his departure would help reduce the salary mass of the Barça squad, a priority objective to be able to register Lionel Messi in LaLiga. However, his departure would not be so easy in the next few days.

According to ‘Goal’, “both Barcelona and the players will have to sit down to negotiate, since both have a valid contract, and if Barcelona gives them the letter of freedom, which means a dismissal, they have to be paid. Both the salary money and the remaining seasons of the contract ”.

The case of the Bosnian would be the most delicate in the Barça club and it would become a ruin, since it would leave 45 million euros of losses in the accounting account, what remained to be amortized after a barter with Juventus for Arthur Melo.

The club works piecemeal on the exits of players and it is clear that the expendable footballers for the new sports project who do not agree to go free will have their contract terminated, as has happened recently with midfielder Matheus Fernandes.

Meanwhile, Barcelona has already transferred defender Jean Claire Todibo to Nice (8.5 million + 7 in variables) and forward Konrad de la Fuente to Olympique de Marseille (3 million), and has yielded striker Trincao to Wolverhampton, who reserves a purchase option for the Portuguese of 30 million euros. In addition, in the coming days he could also close an agreement with Leeds for defender Junior Firpo in exchange for about 15 million.

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