Barcelona President, Josep Maria Bartomeu, commented on the continued fate of Lionel Messi with his club. Bartomeu said he was optimistic Messi would stay at Barca and said the superstar could still play for the next five seasons.
As is known, the future of Messi with Barca is still unclear the sequel. In fact, Messi’s own contract will expire in the summer of 2021, which means Barca only needs another year to convince him to stay at the Estadio Camp Nou.
Not yet clear the new cons for Messi, making the future of the Argentine national team (national team) Argentine was tightly speculated. Some say Messi will follow in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo to continue his career in the Italian League, there are also those who believe Messi will be ‘going home’ to Argentina.
However, a number of these rumors have been denied by Bartomeu. Bartomeu believes that Messi will soon extend the duration of his contract with Barca. In fact, he believes that Messi will still have a long career with Barca, at least up to five more seasons.
Of course, it (Messi extends his contract) is the hope of all parties, if he feels still tough and ambitious, to extend this contract indefinitely,” said Bartomeu, as quoted from Marca, Tuesday (12/11/2019).
In the end, he has to decide. “He already has the right to decide when he will stop playing, but as he said a few weeks ago, he wants to finish his playing career in Barcelona,” continued the 56-year-old man.
For the next two or three seasons, our leader will remain Leo Messi. No doubt he is young, still strong. He is still ambitious. So Leo Messi will still play with us for the next two, three, four or five years. I don’t hesitate for that, “he finished. ( Source )