Barcelona legend, Rivaldo has come out to say that he sees Messi staying at the club for more years. Rivaldo recently revealed that he expects the Argentine to sign a new contract soon.
According to him, Barcelona has massively improved in recent weeks, and they have Lionel Messi’s superb form and the election of a new president to thank for it.
He added that if Barcelona should eventually sign Alaba ahead of Real Madrid, he would be a huge upgrade on the current defence.
His words, “Barcelona are massively improving in the last few weeks, capitalising on Lionel Messi’s superb form and the election of a new president. Messi looks much more connected and happier since Juan Laporta’s arrival – a president he knows well.”
“For that reason, I’m starting to believe more and more that Messi might reach an agreement with the new board and sign a new contract to stay at the club for a few more years.”
“Messi had a confidence boost with the new president election – someone he has a good connection with – raising the chances of him considering to stay for a bit longer.”
On Alaba, “It was looking clear that Alaba would sign for Real Madrid at the end of the season, but it seems now that Barcelona are also trying to bring the player in and I’m sure he would be a nice upgrade to Barcelona’s defence.”
“He is a great player, current European champion and with many years ahead of him, so it would be a great signing. Of course, many would see it as a victory against Real Madrid, but I don’t see things like that.”
“Barcelona need to focus on themselves and don’t think about rivals because that’s the only way they can get back to being the strong European team they were some years ago.”
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