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Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has said the Spanish mammoths are not stressed over Lionel Messi’s future, in spite of the Argentinian star having the option to leave the club toward the part of the arrangement.
The five-time Ballon d’Or champ marked another four-year manage Barca in 2017, yet Bartomeu says he is allowed to end his agreement in advance.
Bartomeu while talking with Barcelona’s in-house TV station stated, “Leo Messi has an agreement through to the 2020-21 season, yet the player can leave Barca before the last season”.
He included, “It’s a similar case likewise with the last gets that Xavi, (Carles) Puyol and (Andres) Iniesta had. They are players who merit that freedom, and we shouldn’t stress, as they are focused on Barca. We need Messi to play for Barca through to 2021 and past. We are quiet.”
Messi, 32, has been at Barcelona since 2001 and is the club’s record goalscorer.