Lionel Messi is by far the most important piece of this Barcelona squad and arguably their most important player in the entire history of their club.
Let’s not forget that this is the five-time Ballon d’Or winner who can boast a tally of 612 goals in 698 games played for the Blaugrana team, one he’s been with since the beginning of his professional career.
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But at the age of 32, the final stage of his time under the sun seems to be near.
According to Marca, Messi will wait until next season to renegotiate a new contract with the Catalan giants, which could be his final one at the Camp Nou. The same source claims Josep Maria Bartomeu, the club’s president, is hoping they can give him a lifetime contract with the next extension.
But upon seeing this update, many Barcelona fans were actually scared that this is the beginning of the end for the little magician.
Some of them, however, actually believe Messi leaving could be beneficial in some way and others are clearly not really happy about it, to say the least.
You can see their reactions down in the tweets below:
I’m scared for laliga then..😫
Messi is the most precious thing we have
— Falilu Baba Kaso 😎🍺 THE TRUTH (@falilu__alamala) November 12, 2019
He should go abeg… Let’s know what we’re dealing with.
— Oluwasegun 🎩 (@famiihan) November 12, 2019
Well, nothing last forever 🙁
— CesarDelFCB (@CesarFCB_GFX) November 12, 2019
End is near
— Govinda (@govi_36) November 12, 2019
Wouldn’t be surprised as he will be 34 by then. Think he will retire at 34.
— Barça (@SocialBarca_10) November 12, 2019
It’s up to him. Very sad if it happens but we’ll support Barcelona with different player, different tactic
— BarcelonaGarisKerad (@BarcaGarisKerad) November 12, 2019
So this is how it ends huh.
— OvrThnkgManiac (@2w1c3) November 12, 2019
— SumaanG 🇳🇵 (@Gsumaan) November 12, 2019