Messi equals 39-year Muller record with 365th Barcelona Liga goal

Messi equals 39-year Muller record with 365th Barcelona Liga goal

But according to the Spanish daily, it would also allow the five-times world player of the year to leave the club where he has spent his entire career for free if Catalonia's independence push resulted in Barca exiting Spain's top flight and not joining either the Premier League, the Bundesliga or Serie A.

Messi's father, Jorge, has since confirmed it's not quite as simple as that, though.

Messi will be committed to Barcelona until the end of his new contract which is in 2021.

"All that has been said is not true", he told radio station The Red, per the Mirror.

Lionel Messi reportedly has a clause in his newly-signed Barcelona contract that would see him leave Barcelona for nothing if Catalonia is granted independence and Barca were not in the Spanish, English, German or French leagues according to El Mundo.

With FC Barcelona being the heart of the Catalans, fans have question what would happen to the likes of Lionel Messi should Catalonia become and independent country. Barcelona will next play Levante on Sunday.

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He marked his 400th game in La Liga by opening the scoring in the 12th minute, when he volleyed Jordi Alba's cushioned header into the net.

And what a goal it was.

The Argentine wizard opened the scoring for the Catalans on Sunday with a typically stunning strike against Levante.

Just imagine if Messi had got cleaner contact on his shot.

Coutinho, who was denied a move to the Camp Nou last summer, is widely regarded as the heir to Andres Iniesta's throne and his arrival will only strengthen Barca's bid to reclaim La Liga.

However, boss Valverde may be inclined to rest stars Messi and Suarez with tougher tasks ahead, while Mascherano has not featured for Barcelona since November 4.

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