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"Messi's future lies here, even after his career," says Barça president


Xavi, Neymar, Lautaro Martinez or even the extension of Lionel Messi's contract. Josep Maria Bartomeu did not dodge any subject around FC Barcelona.

Barça is not at best. Distanced in Liga by Real Madrid this season, FC Barcelona is in trouble under the orders of Quique Setién and could lose Lionel Messi, whose contract will end in the summer of 2021. In this delicate context, the Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, spoke during an interview on the Catalan public television channel TV3 .

According to Bartomeu, Lionel Messi is not ready to leave his training club. “With Messi, we speak, we have always spoken and we will continue to do so. He is the best player in the history of football, assured the Catalan president. He still has several years ahead of him in football and is in great shape. I have no doubt about his future at Barça, his future is here, even after his career ”.

"Xavi will coach Barça sooner or later"

Josep Maria Bartomeu

Regarding rumors of transfers, the 57-year-old leader spoke about a possible return of Neymar this summer. “I think this transfer window will be difficult, very special, for all clubs. I do not think that PSG will put one of its players on the market, and Neymar is a PSG player ", he explained, before also mentioning the potential arrival of Lautaro Martinez, the Argentine striker Inter Milan. “For Lautaro, we talked to Inter, but this is no longer the case. We will wait until the end of the season and we will reassess this matter, ”said Josep Martia Bartomeu. 

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Finally, the last hot file in Catalonia: the arrival of Xavi as Barça coach. A time announced to replace Quique Setién this season, the ex-midfielder blaugrana has finally extended an additional season with the Qatari club Al-Sadd. However, this does not seem to dampen the Catalan leaders, who are very confident. "Xavi will coach Barça sooner or later, he is qualified for that. That's what he wants, he's at home, it's not just anyone. It's only a matter of time, ”he explained.

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Source: lefigaro

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