Sport News: Will Messi leave Barça?
Published by Giselle
December 2, 2019 9:45 pm
Will Lionel Messi (32) leave FC Barcelona at the end of his contract in 2021? According to “France Football” there is a lot to be said for it!
According to the French, Messi called PSG superstar Neymar (27) this summer to convince him to return to Barça. Messi himself had announced his departure from Barcelona. “Only together can we win the Champions League. I want you to come back. In two years, I will leave, and you will be alone. You will be my successor,” “France Football” quotes the Argentinian.
According to an anonymous source, the conversation took place immediately after Barça’s 4-0 debacle in the Champions League semi-final at FC Liverpool.
After a long back and forth, Neymar’s return to Barcelona had failed. The Barça stars around Messi had made no secret of the fact that they would have liked to have the Brazilian back in the team. It is said that some players, including Gerard Piqué (32), even wanted to forgo a salary for the mega-transfer.
What does Messi do?
FC Barcelona naturally wants to keep their superstar, preferably until the end of their career. “It will certainly be the will of all parties involved to extend the contract indefinitely,” club boss Josep Maria Bartomeu (56) recently declared. At the same time, however, he tuned the club into the time after Messi. “We are preparing for the post-Messi era,” Bartomeu said in an interview with the AP news agency.
He is confident that midfielder de Jong, for example, will be able to shape “his era” with the Spanish champions, Bartomeu said. “It’s true that young players follow. Players from abroad or from our academy La Masia. And we’re very happy because we’re preparing for the post-Messi era.”
Messi himself said that there are currently no talks with the Catalans about his future. “I want to stay in Barcelona as long as possible. Barcelona is my home. But I also don’t want to have a long-term contract and then just be here for that. And I want to keep winning titles,” he said. Tonight he has to play in the Champions League against BVB.