Lionel Messi: Barcelona unveil statue of Argentine legend in their wax museum

Lionel Messi: Barcelona unveil statue of Argentine legend in their wax museum

- Lionel Messi's full statue has been unveiled in Barcelona's wax museum

- This might be one of the plots to keep the 33-year-old beyond next summer

- Messi's current deal with the Catalans expire at the end of this season

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Barcelona have commenced the process of immortalising their captain Lionel Messi after unveiling his statue at the club's wax museum.

The 33-year-old has spent his entire senior career at the Nou Camp and could walk out of the team at the end of this season.

As it stands, it is unsure where the future of the six-time Ballon d'Or winner lies with Manchester City, Paris Saint Germain, and a few other clubs showing interest in him.

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However, the Catalans are doing all they can to make him stay beyond next summer when his current deal expires.

Lionel Messi: Barcelona unveils statue of Argentine legend in their wax museum
Lionel Messi during Barcelona's defeat to Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates.
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As part of the plans to see him remain at the Spanish club, one of their presidential candidates has promised to name the iconic Camp Nou after Messi if he is elected president.

While they vow to bring quality players to the club in a bid to remain competitive across Europa having gone without winning anything last season.

They lost the league to rivals Real Madrid while they were humiliated by Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

And this got the Argentine really angry and plotted to leave them in August but everything appears normal as the club hopes he will sign a new deal in January. earlier reported that Barcelona's temporary president Carles Tusquets says he would have allowed Lionel Messi to leave the club in the summer.

The 33-year-old made attempts to dump the Catalan club a few months back due to a number of issues he has with the former boss.

But his heavy release clause made it difficult for the Argentine to walk away from his contract despite having 12 months left on the deal in August.

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