Barcelona club president Josef Bartomeo has violated all expectations that Spanish media have been busy with recently, that the star of the first Argentine team, Lionel Messi, is on his way to end his career away from Barcelona, especially in light of the many problems that the club suffered in the recent period.
"He is absolutely confident that Lionel Messi will end his career in Catalonia, and he will never leave Barcelona to any other club," Bartomeo said in a press statement published by the AS newspaper. Messi is 33 years old, and his current contract expires next season. "The player who started with Barcelona, who is 13 years old, and is the best in the history of the game, will continue with us," Bartumio added.
Inter were among the clubs that the media circulated news about seeking a major deal with Messi, but Bartomeo described this as "fantasies" that "are impossible to achieve on the ground", as he put it. Barcelona is currently negotiating with its star to extend his contract with new benefits.
- Messi's current contract with Barcelona ends next season.