Lionel Messi isn’t ruling out staying at FC Barcelona past the summer time of 2021 regardless of not too long ago trying to engineer a transfer out of the membership, a report claims.
Virtually a fortnight in the past, Messi shocked the soccer world by sending a burofax to the Camp Nou which communicated a want to unilaterally cancel his contract with the Catalans.
The Argentine believed himself to be a free agent for a while, however when Barça and La Liga each got here out and contested that his deal and launch clause have been nonetheless intact, Messi finally caved and dramatically introduced he was staying together with his employers of 20 years earlier than the weekend.
His present settlement formally expires on June 30 subsequent 12 months then, and now that the mud is starting to settle, it’s being alleged by some corners that Messi may prolong his profession with the Blaugrana and resist affords from the likes of Manchester Metropolis and PSG.
On Sunday morning, SPORT primarily level to the truth that by mid-March, a brand new president may have been elected by socios that may see Messi’s arch-nemesis Josep Bartomeu lastly ousted.
Victor Font the favourite to succeed him, the “Xavi impact” might sway Messi when his former Tiki-Taka dynasty teammate replaces present head coach Ronald Koeman within the dugout.
Final, however positively not least contemplating how essential they have been in his resolution to not push tougher and put Barça by way of to the courts to power a departure, is the participant’s household.
“Once I communicated my want to go away to my spouse and youngsters, it was a brutal drama. The entire household started crying, my kids didn’t need to go away Barcelona, nor did they need to change faculties,” he defined to Objective.com on Friday, as a part of his U-turn announcement.
Although like he, his spouse Antonella was born and raised in Rosario, the Messis have constructed a life within the Catalan capital.
Their three sons have been born and are evidently settled there, residing comfortably within the western seashore suburb of Castelldefels, and to uproot them between the ages of two, 4 and 7 to a brand new nation with a brand new language and tradition to soak up for the sake of a two-year jaunt in England or France will not be the wisest resolution.
Barça proceed to fail on the pitch, and their subsequent leaders must persuade Messi their sporting venture is viable. But now assessing the state of affairs with a cooler head, there are extra causes for the Ballon d’Or holder to retire a one-club man than search pastures new.