Quique Setien: Barcelona boss hopes Lionel Messi extends Camp Nou stay

Quique Setien: Barcelona boss hopes Lionel Messi extends Camp Nou stay

- Quique Setien, Barcelona new manager, says he will be happy to see Lionel Messi stay at Barcelona for more years

- Messi's Camp Nou future currently hangs in uncertainty after he reportedly shunned talks of a contract extension

- Setien vows to help Messi make more histories and legacies should he commit himself to the club

Barcelona boss, Quique Setien, has expressed optimism on Lionel Messi signing a new deal with the Spanish champions.

Messi's future with Barcelona presently hangs in uncertainty after the Argentine hitman reportedly shunned talks over a contract extension.

Barcelona are ready to offer Messi a life contract but his future in Spain is subject to his wish and Setien is confident the sixth-time Ballon d'Or winner will be happy to stay and make more histories under him.

Setien penned a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Nou Camp after the sacking of Ernesto Valverde last year.

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''I hope we make Messi so happy that he wants to stay,'' Setien said amid speculation surrounding Messi's future.

The Argentine has played his entire club career with the Catalans since joining them as a teenager, with his first goal coming against Albacete in 2004/05 campaign.

Incredibly, he has won a total number of 34 titles including numerous individual awards while continuing to don Barcelona jersey.

Despite moving towards the twilight of his career, Messi is still the engine room of Barcelona's title campaign this season with over fifteen goals.

The Argentine grabbed braced in Barcelona's 5-0 Copa Der Rey thrashing of rival Leganes, and also scored the only goal as the Camp Nou outfits coasted to a narrow 1-0 victory over Granada recently.

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported that Lionel Messi is reportedly close to signing a new contract with Barcelona which will tie him with the club till he retires or decides to change his mind.

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The Barcelona hitman is believed would take to the Iniesta way when his current contract expires in 2021.

Messi's Camp Nou future has set in worries within Barcelona's hierarchy and recently, club president Josep Bartomeu admitted he was worried over the fear of losing club superstar Lionel Messi to retirement in the future.

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