5 Teams Who Could Buy out Leo Messi's €250m Release Clause

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5 Teams Who Could Buy out Leo Messi's €250m Release Clause
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Lionel Messi has agreed his sixth contract with Barcelona, keeping the Argentinian at the Nou Camp until 2018. It is understood he will earn around €11 million per year in the new deal, while his buy-out clause has been increased from €150 million to €250 million.

As B/R's Ben Chodos notes, Messi enjoys an inextricable relationship with the Catalan club and it is difficult to see him playing elsewhere.

However, if he were to be tempted away from the Blaugrana, here are five teams who could afford to break his contract shackles...

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