Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has spent the whole of his professional career atBarcelona but that could change at the end of this season with his contract set to expire next summer. Messi might have left the club this summer but the six-time Ballon d’Or winner tried and failed to engineer a move away from the Nou Camp giants. He wanted to leave Barcelona at the start of this season after the club lost its way under the leadership of president Josep Maria Bartomeu. The Bartomeu-led Barcelona board recently resigned and that has givenclub fans hope that star player Messi could stay beyond his contract next summer.
Three quality signings made by the incoming president next summer could be enough to convince Lionel Messi to stay beyond next summer. The aforementioned report disclosed that the addition of a striker, a left-back and a coach or sporting director might persuade Messi to continue his career at the Nou Camp.
Argentine star Lautaro Martinez has been the first choice for Barcelona in their new search for a new striker. The Inter Milan player already has a good working relationship with Messi at the national team level. In the left-back position, Ajax Amsterdam defender Nicolas Tagliafico could be a very good addition to the Barcelona squad. Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman is yet to convince fans that he’s the right man to take the club forward and former midfielder Xavi Hernandez is being touted as a possible addition to the club either as a manager or as a sporting director.