Bartomeu: "Koeman says that his pillar for Barça is Messi"

The president of Barça assures on BarçaTV that the Argentine will continue and that he knows that "a new project is being set up."


Josep Maria Bartomeu assured in an interview on Barça TV that Messi will continue at Barça. Despite the fact that the player has stopped the negotiations regarding the renewal of his contract, which ends on June 30 and that from some sources it is assured that he wants to leave this summer, the maximum president opted for his continuity since Koeman, The new Blaugrana coach has him as a pillar of his project.

"Messi will stay, he has always said so. I have spoken with Koeman and he says that the pillar of his project is Messi", assured the Blaugrana president who added that "he has a contract with Barça until 2021, I speak regularly with him and with his father and they know that there is a new project with a new coach, although they are disappointed by what has happened like the rest of the Barcelona fans ".

For Bartomeu: "Messi is still the best in the world number one and we have him. We always design projects so that he grows and in the new project it will be the same" .

He recognized however that "since Munich I have not spoken with Messi, I have spoken with his part and I know that he is hurt by the defeat, but the mourning has already passed and we must create an exciting project. When the coach is confirmed the first What he has to do is talk to the captains and start working. We don't have much time, but Leo Messi has to lead the next cycle. Within his era there have to be quite a few cycles ".

On whether Leo will be affected by the departure of some of his fellow travelers, the president said that "these are decisions that have to be made by the technical secretariat, if they leave, they will leave with all the honors and everyone has them. to understand. These decisions are not discussed. "

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