What’s next for Lionel Messi this summer? Gerard Pique from FC Barcelona doesn’t know the answer to this question either, but he has observed something.
FC Barcelona’s Gerard Pique sees a good chance that his team-mate Lionel Messi will extend his contract with the Catalans, which expires in the summer. “He’s looking happier in the last few months. And that’s important,” said Pique Movistar. The change in mood at the Argentine, who was determined to leave Barca last year, could lead Messi to stay, according to Pique.
Messi recently won the Copa del Rey with Barcelona with an undisputed 4-0 final win over Bilbao. “He’s a big influence on our team, he’s our captain,” said Pique, who was unable to give any precise details on how Messi will ultimately decide after the season: “I can’t say what will happen to him then,” he said clear.
But even if Messi should leave the club he came to as a youth, the team would not be angry with him, according to Pique. “We know him well and will support his decision,” he said. The reason for this attitude is the great merit of the Argentine for the club. “We should all just be grateful for what he’s done here,” said Pique.
Messi is unlikely to make a decision about which club to play for in the future until after the season is over. Allegedly, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City are dealing with a signing of the superstar.