With Lionel Messi asking Barcelona to allow him to leave, many top clubs have been put on alert. Nobody would have imagined that Messi, after spending close to two decades with Barcelona, will leave the Catalan club but a fallout with the Barca board and poor performances on the pitch have pushed Messi to do the unthinkable. While there is a EUR 700 million release clause for Messi in place, the Argentine feels he can leave the club for free due to a unique clause.
Messi earns around EUR one million a week and that would be a some pressure on any club who would go for his signing. Let us take a look at clubs who have been linked with Lionel Messi and can really afford the six-time Ballon d'Or winner.