His announcement of his intention to leave FC Barcelona was a bombshell in the football world. If he finally stayed, Lionel Messi expressed his discomfort to his management, which surely cost Josep Maria Bartomeu his place. Beyond the wings, the Pulga appeared borrowed on the fields, failing to score in the game.
While he can leave free at the end of the season, the extension of his contract seems to be an absolute priority for the Culés. Author of a double in the victory against Betis (5-2), he seems to have found a smile and a semblance of motivation. Good news for the Catalans. Enough to hope for an extension? It’s still early to say.
However, according to Marca, Messi’s future in Barcelona will be decided in the near future with the election of the new president. The sporting project of Bartomeu’s successor should therefore be of great importance in the extension of the Argentinian.