The 33-year-old has currently signed a contract until the end of next season with Barcelona, who talks with Argentina superstar for an extension.
Messi will end his career at Barcelona
Barcelona President Jose Maria Bartomeu confirmed the likelihood that Leo Messi will end his career at the club. The 33-year-old has currently signed a contract until the end of next season with Barcelona, who talks with Argentina superstar for an extension. Although it has been speculated that Messi is unhappy with Bartomeu and the club’s management, all signs indicate that he will remain at Camp Nou for the foreseeable future. Bartomeu confirmed that the initial negotiations between the player and the club are positive, and the Barcelona president is confident that an update will be provided shortly. “We said, we are speaking and will continue to talk with Messi,” Bartomeu told reporters. “He wants to end his career here. We will resume with him. I do not doubt that he will stay here.”
According to Setien, Messi needs to rest
Messi enjoyed the stellar season and became the first player in LaLiga history to score 20 and help 20 goals or more in the same season when he helped Barcelona win against Real Valladolid on Saturday. Quique Setien admitted after the match that the Barca star needs to rest, but the club could not afford to replace him in a tight game with their LaLiga titles hopes to hang by a thread. In all competitions this season, Messi scored 27 goals and made 25 more assists, as he once again proves how invaluable he is at Camp Nou. As Messi continued to set records at the age of 33, Luis Garcia recently backed the Argentine star to keep playing until at least 2025. “Why not? The way he plays, adapts his style to the game, is impressive,” Garcia said in an interview with LaLiga.
“Every year, he shows us something different but maintains the same number of goals, assists. Even with every year, he’s getting more and more!” Leo adjusts, he doesn’t spend so much time in advance, because he knows that it’s harder, so he drops a little more. He shows why he is so smart. He adapts his game to what the team needs in each match. “I could see him playing in 2025 easily!”