Ronald Koeman says he is not confident about Messi signing new deal at Barcelona

Ronald Koeman says he is not confident about Messi signing new deal at Barcelona

- Lionel Messi has not signed a new contract at Barcelona this term

- Current coach of the Catalans explained that he is worried about Messi's future

- Messi is being wanted by Paris Saint-Germain and also Manchester City

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Ronald Koeman who is the current gaffer of Spanish side Barcelona has made it clear that he is not sure of Lionel Messi would sign a new contract at the Camp Nou this season.

Lionel Messi is currently spending the last six months of his contract at Barcelona with top clubs like Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain interested in the Argentina international.

The Argentine has never played for any other club before in his career and Ronald Koeman explained that it won't be nice to see Messi playing for another side.

Asked if he thinks Messi will end up committing to fresh terms at Camp Nou, the Dutchman said: “I’m not confident about that.

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"I’m hopeful, yes, about this because he’s still a great player and he’s still winning matches for us, for the team.
"I’m enjoying being his coach, if you look at his qualities every day in the training sessions, it’s incredible.
"Of course, he came as a young kid to Barcelona. And I still don’t see Leo Messi in another shirt other than the Barca shirt.”

Meanwhile, Barcelona are currently occupying second position on the Spanish La Liga table and they are 10 points behind leaders Atletico Madrid.

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi of Barcelona in action for the club in Spanish La Liga game. Photo by Urbanandsport
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Earlier, had reported how Real Madrid stars dominated the world team of the decade which comprised list of players who have been incredible for their teams in the last ten years.

As expected, the duo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi made the list which was done by International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).

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No doubt about the fact that these two players have brought joy to the game of football for more than ten years and they are still at the best form of their careers.

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has the highest number of Ballon d'Or awards which is six, while Cristiano Ronaldo has won five so far in his career.

Starting from the goalkeeping department, Bayern Munich goalie Manuel Neuer is rated as the best in the world since the last ten years.


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