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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes Barcelona star Lionel Messi's release clause is now reachable following Neymar's move to Paris Saint-Germain

Posted: 11 August 2017 Time: 10:38

Lionel Messi's reported €300million release clause may come under threat if Paris Saint-Germain were willing to fork out €222m for Neymar.

This is according to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

"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. Leo Messi, €300m.

"In a period of just a month that suddenly sounds possible too. That used to be an outrageous amount. They just set that amount randomly. I mean who would pay €300m. And now it simply happened."

The German added: "I don't even know if this is right. No coach would demand such a thing. That's been decided on other levels and now he is a PSG player, obviously. A simple solution would be a rule. Where we want to go and where this should stop.

"The biggest clubs can decide on that, where they would want to set a limit. €150m or €550m or whatever and then no one would complain anymore. This is a topic now since it happened for the first time."

PSG smashed the world transfer record with their capture of Neymar from Barcelona, more than doubling the €105m Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba to Juventus in August 2016.

Barca, who have five-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi on their books, and LaLiga have threatened to report PSG under the Financial Fair Play rules.

Article by: Staff Reporter
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