The Blaugrana boss think abouts current phrases Shall be agreed with a talismanic decide at Camp Nou, stopping him from hitting free agency
Ronald Koeman says Lionel Messi “has To finish his profession at Barcelona”, with the Blaugrana boss anticipating a contract extension for the mercurial Argentine to be introduced “quickly”.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner is but to make an official choice on his future, with the 33-yr-previous nonetheless seeing his current deal run down in the direction of free agency.
The expectation is, however, that He’ll extfinish a profession-prolonged affiliation with the Liga heavyweights, with current phrases on the desk And In a place to be signed.
What has been said?
Koeman tprevious Sport when requested for an replace on An extfinished-working saga in Catalunya: “Messi has To finish his profession at Barcelona, so I hope We will make it official quickly.”
Who else has been discussing Messi?
Barca president Joan Laporta has said Frequently, even earlier than he returned to office at Camp Nou, that he think abouts Messi will maintain put.
That message has been reiterated, although he has suggested that paperwork Will not be fulld imminently by A particular person presently away on Copa America obligation Collectively with his nation.
“The renewal isn’t at A refined stage,” Laporta has admitted.
“It’s okay, I think about that Leo’s boots will Carry on Camp Nou’s pitch.
“I can’t ponder a no from Messi; he Desires to maintain. We’re doing what We will however there’s no Want to seduce him.”
One other enterprise?
Whereas ready on a name from Messi, Barca are working exhausting To place extra gadgets of a trophy-worthwhile puzzle in place aprolongedside their iconic captain.
Provides have been carried out for Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia and Emerson Royal, while Memphis Depay Is predicted to full a change from Lyon as a free agent.
Koeman is joyful with progress being made on the recruitment entrance, with the Dutchman including: “We’re Engaged on constructing a aggressive group, One which Shall be a lot stronger than in earlier seasons.”