Coach Ronald Koeman still believes Messi will stay at Barca, even though the contract between the Nou Camp team and the Argentine superstar will expire in less than 2 weeks.
The summer transfer market in Europe has opened, meaning that the teams have been actively looking for new targets to upgrade the quality of their squads. But with Barcelona, the team’s number one goal will still be to successfully retain superstar Lionel Messi.
However, the Catalan team still seems to be at an impasse in persuading Messi to sign a new contract, in the context that he is fighting with Argentina in the Copa America, and the contract of El Pulga and Barca will be valid the following expiration date is less than two weeks.
Recently, coach Ronald Koeman once again spoke about the future of Messi. Sharing with Sport, the Dutch strategist said:
“Messi has to finish his career at Barcelona, so I hope we can announce an official signing soon.”
With his statements, it can be seen that coach Koeman is extremely confident that Barca will successfully retain the owner of 6 Golden Balls, even keeping him for the rest of his career. Earlier, president Joan Laporta also made statements to reassure Barca fans.
“There is no clear progress yet. But that’s okay, I believe Leo’s shoes will stay at the Camp Nou.
I can’t think of a rejection from Messi, he wants to stay. We’re doing what we can.”
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