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Giovanni van Bronckhorst “can’t imagine a Barcelona without Leo Messi”

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10 Jul 2020
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The expectation has always been that the six-time winner of Ballon d’Or will see his entire career at Camp Nou.

Giovanni can’t imagine a Barca without Messi

Leo Messi has recently provoked away conversations, but Giovanni van Bronckhorst “can’t imagine a Barcelona without him” and hopes that a deal can be concluded to allow the gracious Argentine to remain a one-club man. The expectation has always been that the six-time winner of Ballon d’Or will see his entire career at Camp Nou. There was a strange assumption that he could return to his roots at Newell’s Old Boys before hanging his boots, but such a deal seems unlikely given Messi’s position in the global game. However, it has been suggested that a change of scenery may be on the cards for a 33-year-old in the not-too-distant future. Messi, amid concerns regarding Barcelona’s leadership and the direction in which the club is heading, is said to have postponed negotiations to extend a contract in Catalonia.

Van Bronckhorst hopes that Messi will be part of Los Cules his whole career

With his current deal, only because of the run until the summer of 2021. There is a genuine threat that is bidding goodbye to Spanish football may soon be high all the time. Links to the likes of Manchester City and Inter, with new hope for those who have been closely following Messi’s situation for several years. However, many of them, who have close ties with Barca, are still confident that a compromise will be reached that will allow the South American superstar to remain in his current environment. The former Blaugrana defender Van Bronckhorst is one of those who hope that Messi can be retained at Camp Nou, while the Dutchman told reporters: “I would love to see how he will be part of Barcelona throughout his career. “He is one of the few players to stay his whole career in one club.”

“I admire him as a man and a player, and I hope that he will stay there. Van Bronckhorst spent four years at Barca between 2003 and 2007 when the young Messi began to breakthrough during that time. The Argentina international has become a modern icon; his abilities and character mark him as one of the best who has ever played a game. “I know him since 16, and now he is 33,” said Van Bronckhorst. “He has become a great man, he is a family man. Leo is more than capable of making his own decisions about where Messi lies his future and whether he leaves. He will decide for himself, but I cannot imagine Barcelona without him.”

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