Will Messi retire

New contract for Barca star Lionel Messi? President Bartomeu: "Until He Retires"

Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu is hoping for a contract extension from superstar Lionel Messi. The Argentine's contract runs until 2021.

Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu wants to tie superstar Lionel Messi to Spanish champions FC Barcelona with a pension contract. "We'll give him as many contracts as he wants. I have no doubt he'll play here, until he retires that he's committed to the club, "Bartomeu told Catalunya Radio in an interview on the club's 120th anniversary.

Messi's contract with the Catalans runs until summer 2021. "I want him to sign another deal. He still has time to go, we've talked about it many times. He has no problem continuing at Barça, "said Bartomeu. The game will be different on the day 32-year-old Messi leaves, said the 56-year-old. But Barça will be there for the era after the six-time world footballer Talents like Ansu Fati (17), Carles Aleña (21), Frenkie de Jong (22) and Ousmane Dembélé (22) are well prepared.

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Messi had recently won the Ballon d'Or for the sixth time. The Argentine prevailed in the election of the French specialist magazine France Football. Messi had already been honored as a world footballer in the FIFA election in September. Messi took first place in this year's poll by international journalists and relegated Liverpool professional Virgil van Dijk, Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus Turin and Sadio Mané (Liverpool) to the following ranks.