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We will continue to beg Messi to stay at Barcelona

rt: Barcelona president Jose Maria Bartomeu insists the club is actively engaged in contract renewal discussions with Argentina great Lionel Messi to extend his stay at Camp Nou as rumors of a shocking Camp Nou exit continue to swirl.

Messi, who has been at Barcelona for 20 years, has been linked with a momentous move away from the La Liga side when his contract expires next summer. But the club maintains that their talismanic forward will agree terms to extend his stay until the end of his playing career.

Rumors linking Messi with a move away from the club have repeated practically every summer since it was revealed the contract extension he signed with Barcelona in 2017 contained a clause that allowed him to leave the club for free at the end of any season.

However, it emerged last month the clause expired on May 30 meaning that the player will almost certainly remain with the club until the expiration of his contract in a year’s time.

The exit strategy built into Messi’s contract led some to believe that the player was indicating his openness to one day leave Barcelona under specific circumstances, namely if the player was dissatisfied with his relationship with the club.

 

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Bartomeu though, is of the opinion that Messi’s contract situation will be resolved soon.

“We’ve spoken, we are speaking and we will continue to speak with Messi,” he said to Spanish television.

“He wants to finish his career here. We will definitely renew with him. I am in no doubt that he will stay here.”

There have been several rumors of discontent within the club’s ranks under the stewardship of Quique Setien. The former Real Betis boss was appointed as Ernesto Valverde’s successor in January but reports have suggested that certain players are unhappy with his leadership, with club legend Xavi reportedly tapped by the club to take over the reins from next season – though he recently extended his contract as coach of Qatar Stars League football club Al Sadd.

Barcelona currently sit one point behind league leaders Real Madrid, with one more game played and have two games left to play. Should Zinedine Zidane’s side claim the La Liga title, as expected, it would mark the first season since 2007-8 in which Barcelona have failed to win any silverware.

Source: Published by rt

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Amiwero Davidson
Amiwero Davidson
24 days ago

The G O A T

Babatunde Imole
Babatunde Imole
24 days ago

Good to renew his contracts

Okafor stella
Okafor stella
24 days ago

I pray it will work

Adeyemi Sunday
Adeyemi Sunday
24 days ago

Messi is phenomenal!

ossai kingsley Collins
ossai kingsley Collins
24 days ago

legendary

Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
24 days ago

Messi is a great player, continue to beg him stay

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
24 days ago

Messi is Barcelona’s powerhouse.

Jonah Ihotuowoicho Sunday
Jonah Ihotuowoicho Sunday
24 days ago

That’s nice

Kelechi Asii
Kelechi Asii
24 days ago

GOAT

David
David
24 days ago

Yeah let us not give up

Ezema paul
Ezema paul
24 days ago

Lol 😂

Lakubbe Eli Hamma
Lakubbe Eli Hamma
24 days ago

Very good

Adeleke Tunde Ridwan
Adeleke Tunde Ridwan
24 days ago

Calm down,messi won’t leave

Stephen Anyishi Monday
Stephen Anyishi Monday
24 days ago

Messi has to leave Barcelona

Uka, Adaeze Imaga
Uka, Adaeze Imaga
24 days ago

tough one

Okebowale Ayomide
Okebowale Ayomide
24 days ago

Messi should stay

EZINWA Sonia JOHN
EZINWA Sonia JOHN
24 days ago

Okay ooo

victor okonkwo
victor okonkwo
24 days ago

World best

Veronica Emeka
Veronica Emeka
24 days ago

Will be good to extend his tenure

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
24 days ago

Messi is not going to stay.

Christopher Ege
Christopher Ege
24 days ago

Messi knows what he wants know matter what

Amarachi
Amarachi
24 days ago

Good one

Amarachi
Amarachi
24 days ago

Tough one

Afolabi Michael Temitope
Afolabi Michael Temitope
24 days ago

Messi should not leave Barca o

Catherine Ochigbo
Catherine Ochigbo
24 days ago

The greatest

Edidiong Udofa
Edidiong Udofa
24 days ago

good one

Aba Osita Oscar
Aba Osita Oscar
24 days ago

Messi is a legend

Anyaechem Benedict
Anyaechem Benedict
24 days ago

No I doubt, he will signed a new contract

Deborah folami anuoluwapo
Deborah folami anuoluwapo
24 days ago

I pray it will work

Olalere Oluwasegun
Olalere Oluwasegun
24 days ago

World best

Uzoh pascal
Uzoh pascal
24 days ago

Just imagine

Adubi oluwafemi samuel
Adubi oluwafemi samuel
24 days ago

Goat

Chisom Charles
Chisom Charles
24 days ago

The great messi

Okomor Allen
Okomor Allen
24 days ago

This is not a good news for Barcelona

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
24 days ago

It’s okay

Mohammed Nma madiwu
Mohammed Nma madiwu
24 days ago

Hnmmm

Chiemela chidiebube faith
Chiemela chidiebube faith
24 days ago

Let he go now

NwakasiIkenna
NwakasiIkenna
24 days ago

Why begging him na

Okpala Izunna Emmanuel
Okpala Izunna Emmanuel
24 days ago

Messi deserves to be begged

Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
24 days ago

Barcelona should start now to look for his replacement. Messi is getting old and can’t play at Barcelona for ever

Balogun Toba
Balogun Toba
24 days ago

That’s good

reuben amicable
reuben amicable
24 days ago

He means a lot for barca

Emeka Nwankwoala
Emeka Nwankwoala
24 days ago

Wow

Felix Okorie
Felix Okorie
24 days ago

Is better you people beg him ooo

Gabriel Eluare.
Gabriel Eluare.
24 days ago

Messi is d GOAT….

Essien Abraham
Essien Abraham
24 days ago

Barca can’t afford to let him go.

KOLEOLA OLAKUNLE ISAAC
KOLEOLA OLAKUNLE ISAAC
24 days ago

He can stay if he wishes

Simon Richard
Simon Richard
24 days ago

Why not

ndubuisi victor njakor
ndubuisi victor njakor
24 days ago

better for him to renew his contract

godwin emetu
godwin emetu
24 days ago

Yes keep beginning