The Argentine icon will stay at the team for the rest of his career, validated President of Barcelona Josep Maria Bartomeu, and has answered the puzzle about Lionel Messi’s future.
Messi was preparing to leave Barcelona before his deal ends next season, reported Cadena SER, later to that the speculation was pushed into overdrive, earlier this week.
The possibility was immediately denied by Bartomeu himself, who appears confident that the Ballon d’Or winner will sign a new deal with the Catalan giants till the end of his playing days.
“I’m not going to provide specifics, but Messi has repeatedly confirmed he’s going to finish his football career in Barcelona,” he added.
“We’re concentrating on the competition and a lot of players are in negotiations. Messi plans to continue and finish his career here. He’s got a lot of years remaining so we’re going to enjoy him much longer.”