FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has explained that he knows that Lionel Messi will retire someday and that the club is thinking and making preparations for that time. Leo’s contract expires in 2021 when he will be 34 years old, although the club will try to offer a new contract to him.
“The day will come when Lionel Messi will announce his retirement. But before then, we will need to prepare the club ahead. That’s why we try to bring in young players (Dembele, Lenglet, Arthur, Frankie de Jong
The Barca president stressed,“My era as the club’s president will end in two years and so it’s my responsibility to leave the club in a good position and let the new president it’s our heritage”.