Lionel Messi might eternally be etched within the historical past of soccer and certainly Barcelona, however he gained’t be taking part in eternally, and the choice makers on the Blaugrana are nicely conscious of this.
Actually, the membership is already planning for all times with out the Argentine famous person, as was defined by Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu.
“We're getting ready this post-Messi period,” Bartomeu advised the Related Press.
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“Within the subsequent coming two or three seasons our chief will proceed to be Leo Messi,” Bartomeu revealed.
“Nevertheless it’s true that there are different younger gamers who're coming. Gamers coming from overseas, but additionally gamers coming from our La Masia (academy). And we're very glad as a result of we're getting ready this post-Messi period.”
Bartomeu careworn that the purpose for the Catalans with reference to Messi’s future is that he retires in a Barcelona shirt.
“Leo Messi’s contract finishes in 2021. However certainly it will likely be the desire of all events concerned, if he feels sturdy and with ambition, to increase this contract indefinitely,” he went on.
“I at all times make a comparability with Pele. Pele was a person of a single membership (in Brazil) … I've no doubts that after Messi finishes his profession as footballer he'll stay linked to this membership for the remainder of his life.”