FC Barcelona apparently wants to persuade superstar Lionel Messi to stay with the Catalans with a new contract for no less than ten years. That reports the Times.
Accordingly, the new working paper should also regulate cooperation beyond the end of the Argentine’s career. After all, Messi will not lace his football boots at the age of 43.
Messi’s current contract expires at the end of June – if he does not renew, he could leave Barca on a free transfer after 21 years at the club. As is well known, the 33-year-old planned to do that last summer, but in the end he stayed with the Blaugrana.
Messi only wants to make a decision about his future after the end of the current season. The ten-year contract offer results loudly Times from a conversation between the old, new President Joan Laporta and Messi’s father Jorge.
Laporta, who was elected to office in March, should be a weighty reason anyway if Messi should now continue his career at Camp Nou. The six-time world footballer fell out with Laporta’s predecessor Josep Maria Bartomeu.