Font hopes to convince Messi to extend Barca stay


Font hopes to convince Messi to extend Barca stay
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Atletico Madrid - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - June 30, 2020 Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Albert Gea

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  • Messi whose contract expires in the summer is widely expected to ditch Camp Nou to reunite with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font says he hopes to convince forward Lionel Messi to stay at the Nou Camp – and wants to create the “right conditions” for former coach Pep Guardiola’s return.

In a wide-ranging interview with BBC, the 48-year-old also spoke about Ronald Koeman’s turbulent first three months as coach, transfer targets and the club’s position on a European Super League.

Messi whose contract expires in the summer is widely expected to ditch Camp Nou to reunite with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

The duo forged tight friendship that stretched off the pitch during Guardiola’s stint as Barca coach

It remains to be seen if Font will succeed in his plan to persuade the 33-year-old Argentine to have a change of heart.

BBC Online

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