Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu has said five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Lionel Messi can end up staying at the club for the next 5 years.
At 32, Lionel keeps setting new standards of excellence in La Liga and the UCL, with 2 years remaining on his current contract at Camp Nou.
Josep Maria revealed that he is not bothered about Messi’s long-term future in Cataluyna, and the club can still look up to the Argentine in several years to come.
His words, “Surely it will be the wish of all parties, if he [Messi] feels strong and ambitious, to extend this contract indefinitely,”
“Ultimately it is he who must decide. He has earned the right to decide when he will stop playing football. But like he said a few weeks ago, he wants to finish his playing career at Barcelona.
“Over the next two or three seasons, our leader will continue to be Leo Messi. There’s no doubt that he is still 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 have no doubts about that.”
“I have no doubt that after Messi finishes his career as a footballer, he will remain linked to this club for the rest of his life,”
“Firstly because he is the best player in the history of football and this is where he played. I doubt that anybody else will be able to match his achievements or his records.
“Or his talent, leadership and the supremacy he has in the world of football. So he will continue to be linked to Barca for life. Without a doubt.”