Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu explained on Sunday that talismanic ahead Lionel Messi will signal a new contract at the club regardless of rumours encompassing the Argentine’s long term.
“Messi has explained a lot of situations that he desires to retire here and I have no doubt that he will re-indication,” Bartomeu said in an interview revealed by Barcelona’s sports activities newspaper Mundo Deportivo.
Messi to be in Barcelona?
The 33-12 months-previous is presently contracted right up until the conclude of following period with Barcelona holding talks with the ace Argentina ahead about an extension.
There is speculation that history 6-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi is not happy with the club’s leadership.
Talking about Neymar returning to the Catalan giants from French champions Paris Saint-Germain, Bartomeu stated: “Now we are creating decisions and the players, if they do not appear as component of a participant exchange programme, it is really tough for them to arrive.”
Previously, previous Barcelona midfielder Luis Garcia experienced stated that Messi can conveniently go on taking part in until 2025.
“Why not? The way he is participating in, adapting his model to the match, is impressive. Each and every 12 months he exhibits us a thing distinctive but retains up the identical amount of money of targets, assists,” Garcia, who played for Barcelona in the 2003-2004 season, mentioned during a video clip conference facilitated by LaLiga.
“Even obtaining far more each individual 12 months! He is adapting, he won’t invest so considerably time up front since he is aware of it really is more challenging, so he drops a tiny extra. He reveals why he’s so intelligent. He adapts his match to what the group desires in each match. I could see him participating in in 2025, very easily!” included the former Atletico Madrid and Liverpool winger.