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It’s not certain if Lionel Messi will be staying at Barcelona next season

The great and glorious Argentine superstar’s contract is set to expire this summer although Barcelona are reportedly in talks over a new deal to extend his stay at the club which he has played for since the year 2003. However, teammate Clement Lenglet has revealed he has no idea whether Messi will stay at the Nou Camp next season

 

Well recently Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet has twitted that he is in the dark over whether Lionel Messi will remain at the club next season.

The club’s record goalscorer’s contract is due to expire this summer although Barcelona are keen to extend his deal to keep him at the Nou Camp.

 

Lenglet, who joined the club from Sevilla in 2018, extended his own contract with the club last year, committing until 2026.

The Frenchman, who has worn the captain’s armband in Messi’s absence in the past, also poured cold water on speculation linking him with a move away from the club.

“I can’t see myself leaving,” he added. “I signed a new contract last season. I will be at Barça next season.”

Despite a lacklustre campaign in which Barca finished third in La Liga and were knocked out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage, the 25-year-old remains optimistic about the future and welcomed the recent news that manager Ronald Koeman would be staying at the club.

“He did a good job the first year,” said Lenglet. “We had some complicated periods but also periods of quality play, victories and positivity.

“I hope that we will continue the work undertaken and progress next year. We are [moving] in the right direction.

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