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PSG unhappy at Lionel Messi for invoking special contract clause

Mudeet Arora
Messi's decision to invoke a special clause in his PSG contract has caused an issue
Messi's decision to invoke a special clause in his PSG contract has caused an issue / Marcelo Endelli/GettyImages
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Lionel Messi has invoked a special clause in his contract that has left Paris Saint-Germain owners baffled as they feel that the clause is not logical with the star currently recovering from an injury.

34-year-old Messi reportedly included a clause in his PSG contract that allows him to prioritise matches for the Argentina national team without the club's interference.

Meanwhile, PSG's sporting director Leonardo has already insisted that the club do not agree with Messi's wish to join with the Argentina squad in the international break.

“We do not agree to let a player go by selection who, for us, is not in physical condition or who is in the rehabilitation phase,” he told Le Parisien.

“It is not logical, and these types of situations deserve a real agreement with FIFA.”

Meanwhile, Messi left Paris and made the trip to his homeland on Sunday evening.

Argentina's medical team will reportedly assess Messi's fitness ahead of their World Cup qualifying clash against Uruguay and Brazil.

On Saturday, PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino also spoke about Messi leaving for the international break and hoped that the player will return back fit.

Pochettino said, "Tomorrow he won't be available to play for the team. We will see if he can travel to play for his country. We hope he can go and play for his country and then return to us fit."

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