Bartomeu expects another Messi deal

first_imgTransfers Messi will sign another Barcelona contract, predicts Bartomeu Jamie Smith 02:02 2/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Lionel Messi Getty Images Transfers Barcelona Eibar v Barcelona Primera División Lionel Messi The Argentine’s current deal will take him to 34 years old, but his president believes he could extend that contract and stay even longer at Camp Nou Lionel Messi will sign another Barcelona contract to ensure he stays at the club for the rest of his career, believes president Josep Maria Bartomeu.After a long delay and with his deal running down, Messi finally agreed terms on a fresh four-year contract in November, taking him to the end of the 2020-21 season.AdChoices广告Messi will be 34 at the end of that contract, but Bartomeu expects the Argentina star to sign another Barcelona deal before he retires. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “We are a club that bets on good football,” Bartomeu told Bloomberg. “We have a unique style of play and Messi is the best player in the world, our key player.”Andres Iniesta is an example. We want him here not as a player, but as a legend in the future.”And with Messi I hope it’s the same. Now he’s got a four-year contract, but I don’t think it will be his last [with Barcelona].”He made his debut 4,788 days ago.He has played 602 games.He has scored 523 goals.He has won 30 trophies.The story continues.#Messi2021— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 25, 2017Messi’s new contract has a buyout clause set at €700million, with his 30 club titles matching the record set by his team-mate, Barca captain Iniesta.last_img read more