Barcelona star player, Lionel Messi, who threatened to leave the Spanish side, has supposedly made a final decision on his future at the Camp Nou.
Messi openly wanted to leave Barcelona in the summer and was only stopped in the end by the threat of a prolonged legal battle. He has since then been linked to potential moves to Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain after the end of his contract next summer, but there has been an outside chance that he might agree to stay as well.
Diario GOL has now reported that the 33-year-old is now happier at Barca ever since the resignation of Josep Maria Bartomeu. While Messi did accept that he dragged things on from the summer, he was also professional enough to acknowledge that he remains focussed on winning silverware with the club down the line.
“RIGHT NOW, I’M GOOD AND I’M KEEN TO REALLY FIGHT FOR EVERYTHING WE’VE GOT IN FRONT OF US, I’M EXCITED. REALLY EXCITED. I KNOW THE CLUB IS GOING THROUGH A DIFFICULT PERIOD, IN TERMS OF THE ADMINISTRATION AND THE TEAM AND IT MAKES EVERYTHING AROUND BARCELONA DIFFICULT, BUT I’M KEEN.”
Given that Messi’s family played a massive role in influencing his stay at Barca at least for a year, it certainly will not come as a surprise if he extends his association with the club for longer. As such, the player wants to see a winning project and that very much seems on the cards regardless of whether Joan Laporta or Victor Font is appointed.