Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said on Friday the Spanish giants aren’t distressed concerning Lionel Messi’s future, despite the Argentinian star having the ability to go away the club at the tip of the season.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner signed a brand new four-year wear down Barca in 2017, however Bartomeu says he’s absolve to finish his contract beforehand.
“Leo Messi contains a contract through to the 2020/21 season, however the player is ready to go away Barca before the ultimate season,” Bartomeu told Barcelona’s in-house television station.
“It’s constant case like the ultimate contracts that Xavi, (Carles) Puyol and (Andres) Iniesta had. they’re players who be that liberty, and that we shouldn’t worry, as they’re very committed to Barca.
“We need Messi to play for Barca through to 2021 and on the far side. we are very calm.”
Messi, Barca’s record goalscorer, is presently out skinned with a calf injury, with the team troubled in his absence, managing to gather simply four points from their gap 3 La Liga matches.