One of the candidates for the new President of Barcelona, Toni Friexa, spoke up about Lionel Messi, whose contract will end next season. He has confidence that the Argentine Mega Star will stay at the Camp Nou.
As is known, Lionel Messi himself had planned to leave since last summer. He has even sent a transfer request to Barcelona.
Unfortunately, the club management refused the player’s request, Messi was finally forced to stay at the Camp Nou.
However, now Lionel Messi’s future at Barcelona is still a puzzle. The reason is, the player’s contract at the Camp Nou will expire next summer.
Many believe that the 33-year-old striker will indeed leave Barcelona. But not according to Toni Freixa as one of the club’s new presidential candidates.
Toni Freixa even admits that he already has a special plan to persuade Messi to stay if he is elected as the new President.
“Messi has been everything and has to keep going; my wish is for him to continue, but one day he will have to go. On the day it happens, hopefully it never will, but it’s not a problem that keeps me from falling asleep, ”
“The Messi case is one of the most important issues. The situation has to be analyzed and a series of decisions must be made, “he told Cadena SER.
What is clear, according to Freixa, is that in order to convince Messi to stay at the Camp Nou, the club must listen to what the captain wants.
“To sit down and talk to Messi you have to look him in the eye and see what everyone wants and what the club can offer.”
“You have to ask him if he really wants to continue his career, which I’m sure he will want to stay,” claims Freixa.
In the transfer market last summer, Lionel Messi was widely linked with the Premier League giants, Manchester City. This is due to the presence of manager Pep Guardiola, who knows very well how to maximize La Pulga’s performance.