Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu Speaks on Messi Playing With Barcelona For The Next Four Or Five Years

Josep Maria Bartomeu (Barcelona president) revealed Messi could still be with the Spanish giants for five more seasons despite speculations he might leave the club in the summer.
These was after the Argentine football star revealed that he turned down the offer of a lucrative lifetime contract given to him by Barcelona because he didn’t want to spend the rest of his life in the club.

Lionel Messi contract last till 2021 I’m Barcelona , a clause inserted in his current deal could see him leave the Nou Camp for nothing in the summer.The President, told fans that the 32-year-old could be with Barca for another five seasons.
‘Leo Messi will still play with us for the next two, three, four or five years. I have no doubts about that,’ Bartomeu said in the post-match press conference following Barca’s 4-1 win over Celta Vigo, in which Messi scored a hat-trick, he added.

Lastly it will be the wish of all parties, if he feels strong and ambitious, to extend this contract indefinitely,’ said Bartomeu.Ultimately it is he who must decide. He has earned the right to decide when he will stop playing football.
But like he said a few weeks ago, he wants to finish his playing career in the club.
‘Over the next two or three seasons, our leader will continue to be Leo Messi. There’s no doubt that he is still young, still strong and very ambitious


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