Barcelona chief shares thoughts on Messi's future after defeat to Real Madrid

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12 April 2021

Just few months before Lionel Messi’s contract with his career-long Barcelona club expires, his fans are shivering in doubt – has the legendary Argentinian made up his mind yet about his future?, APA reports citing Sputnik. 

Barcelona's chief could not say with certainty whether Lionel Messi will take part in any more El Clasico games against Barca’s stunning rival Real Madrid after the 2-1 defeat on Saturday.

Guillermo Amor, the team’s institutional and sporting relations director, simply told Spain’s Movistar magazine that he “hopes” the 10 April bout was not the last competition for fans to watch.

"We hope not," Amor said. "We hope he decides to stay at Barcelona and plays many more Clasicos with Barcelona."

On Saturday, Barcelona lost to Real Madrid after Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos brought their team to the top of La Liga with two goals. Barca responded with one ball from Oscar Mingueza but 33-year-old Messi has stayed out of work, which many football watchers found quite disappointing.

His team is still up for this season’s trophies but many are more worried that Messi will never pull a new El Clasico again if he doesn’t agree to renew his contract, which expires just in three months.