The future of Lionel Messi is on everyone’s lips in Catalonia. Faced with his poor relations with his management, sluggish results and an end of contract in 2021, the 33-year-old Argentinian would consider leaving Barça, his club forever. The leaders don’t seem to be more worried than that. “Leo has said many times that he wants to retire at Barça. I have no doubt that he will retire here. And if it’s not with me, it will be with another president,” said club president Josep Bartomeu on Tuesday .
However, speculation is rife. Present in front of the press, Pep Guardiola was asked about the future of the Pulga and a possible one day coming to Manchester City to find his former coach. “Like I said, we’re going to talk about the transfer market at the end of the season and I won’t say anything now. But my wish with Messi is that he continues in Barcelona.” That has the merit of putting the record straight.