Former Barcelona Sporting Director, Eric Abidal, has said Lionel Messi will not leave the club despite that he is yet to commit to a new contract at the club.
Abidal is not convinced that there would be “something better” for the iconic Argentine away from Camp Nou.
“…He played his full career in Barcelona, so for that it is important to stay because he’s the key player,” he told the Telegraph.
“But, as well, his idea will depend on the rest of the squad, the new project, the new ideas of the new board and their ideas for the coach, for example. And if, in the end, he can feel comfortable in this.
“But it will be his decision and it’s not easy when you spend many, many years in the same club, sometimes you want to see something else. But will there be something better than Barcelona for him? I don’t know,” the Frenchman said.
Recall that Abidal and Messi clashed in 2020 following the Frenchman’s criticism of Barcelona stars over their work ethics at the club.