Legendary Barca is facing challenging times after they lost their LaLiga title, but the club’s boss Josep Maria Bartomeu stays optimistic. He has addressed the rumors about the future of Lionel Messi at Camp Nou. The president is confident that the football superstar will sign a new deal.
The 33-year-old footballer has been linked with an exit from Barcelona in recent weeks, but his plans remain obscure. According to numerous reports, the captain doesn’t wish to stay at the Spanish side when his contract ends in 2021.
Messi has much to complain about. He was clearly unhappy after they were dethroned by their rivals, Real Madrid at the end of this campaign. The disappointed six-time Ballon d’Or champion blamed their failure on the teammates, calling them “weak” as well as “inconsistent.”
However, Bartomeu is sure that the leading goalscorer, who has spent his whole professional career with Barca will retire without leaving the club. Therefore, the chances that Messi will resign in 2021 are pretty good. But only time will tell whether the Barcelona boss is right or not.