The previous Blaugrana star believes a talismanic Argentine will stay at Camp Nou now that Joan Laporta is filling a presidential publish
Barcelona legend Rivaldo is rising more and more assured that Lionel Messi will signal a brand new contract, with the Blaugrana board being urged to herald David Alaba alongside a talismanic membership captain.
Hypothesis relating to the subsequent transfer for a six-time Ballon d’Or winner continues to rage, with the most lucrative of deals running down towards free agency at Camp Nou.
Messi, having pushed for the exits in 2020, has been closely linked with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester Metropolis, however Rivaldo believes the Argentine is erring towards penning an extension in Catalunya now that Joan Laporta has been returned to a presidential post.
What has been mentioned?
“Barcelona are massively enhancing in the previous couple of weeks, capitalising on Lionel Messi’s very good kind and the election of a brand new president. Messi appears rather more linked and happier since Juan Laporta’s arrival – a president he is aware of properly,” former Barca star Rivaldo has advised Betfair.
“For that cause, I’m beginning to consider increasingly that Messi would possibly attain an settlement with the brand new board and signal a brand new contract to remain on the membership for just a few extra years.
“Messi had a confidence enhance with the brand new president election – somebody he has reference to – elevating the probabilities of him contemplating to remain for a bit longer.”
Every other enterprise for Barca?
Messi has made it clear that he’ll not be making a decision on his future until the end of the season.
Discussions might be held earlier than then, with Barca desirous to thrash out recent phrases, however no definitive name from Camp Nou is imminent.
That’s permitting consideration to be diverted elsewhere, with the Blaugrana mentioned to be exploring plenty of recruitment choices.
Eric Garcia is heading again to his roots from Manchester Metropolis, including one other promising defender to the pot, whereas Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is being lined up as a possible free agent.
Bayern Munich star Alaba is another big name running down his current deal, with Barca mentioned to be one of many Austrian’s many suitors.
Rivaldo has added: “It was trying clear that Alaba would signal for Actual Madrid on the finish of the season, nevertheless it appears now that Barcelona are additionally making an attempt to convey the participant in and I’m certain he can be a pleasant improve to Barcelona’s defence.
“He is a superb participant, present European champion and with a few years forward of him, so it could be an awesome signing. After all, many would see it as a victory towards Actual Madrid, however I don’t see issues like that.
“Barcelona have to give attention to themselves and don’t take into consideration rivals as a result of that’s the one means they will get again to being the robust European workforce they had been some years in the past.”