Barcelona warned over Messi's £271m release clause

Barcelona warned over Messi's £271m release clause

The Brazilian, who became the world's most expensive footballer after Paris Saint-Germain paid Barcelona £200m for his signature last week, wants to put the two-year legal battle behind him as he prepares for a new life in France.

And Liverpool boss Klopp believes it is now conceivable a club could pay Messi's even more ludicrous release fee to prise the five-time Ballon d'Or victor away from Camp Nou.

'It's pretty simple. Until now it was simply seen as impossible, ' Klopp told DAZN.

"Then there is the list, with the release-clauses for Barcelona".

As for PSG, it is France's most famous football club but with a stadium capacity of just 48,000 you might wonder how it can possibly afford a player who will cost €30 million a year on top of his transfer fee. That used to be an outrageous amount.

Klopp has previously criticised the huge fees that players move for in the modern transfer market. They just set that amount randomly. And now it simply happened'.


While a 300 million euro sum seems outlandish, Klopp feels that the post Neymar transfer market is different.

"I don't even know if this is right", Klopp added. 'No coach would demand such a thing. A simple solution would be a rule.

The president said; "The way he acted was certainly not the best and not the kind of behaviour that we want from a player of Barcelona".

Tax authorities in Brazil are yet to decide if they concur with the figure and will agree to settle. €150 million or €550 million, or whatever, and then no one would complain anymore.

Liverpool kick off their Premier League campaign against Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon.

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