In addition to the strong move towards VAR and Real, FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu also came up with happier news for the Barça fan. “Lionel Messi has told me that he will end his career with us.” This refutes the rumors that Messi wants to leave next summer.
“Messi has said that he will end his football life here,” said Bartomeu at the Spanish pay station Movistar, shortly after the 4-1 victory of FC Barcelona at Villarreal.
“I’m not going to give away the details because we are now focusing on the competition, and we are negotiating with many players. But Messi has said he wants to stay here so that we can enjoy him even longer”.
The 33-year-old Messi signed a contract for the last time in 2017. That commitment expires next year.
According to radio station Cadena Ser, he disagrees with many things within the club, and he also has doubts about the level of the current team.
The difference with league-leader Real Madrid is four points, with four more duels ahead.