Barcelona legend Rivaldo has tipped Lionel Messi to dismiss the likes of Paris Saint-German and Manchester City, and instead sign another agreement at Barcelona.
Rivaldo has insisted that Messi is a lot more joyful since the appearance of club president Joan Laporta.
In any case, speculations proceed about the Argentine star’s future since the time he gave a transfer request last summer.
Lionel Messi needed to leave his childhood club last year as he accepted that Barcelona were hopeless.
The 33-year-old needed to join a more serious group and win more trophies, however because of some complications, he chose to stay back at the Camp Nou.
Nonetheless, with just three months staying on the Argentine’s agreement, the biggest name in football could leave Barcelona.
However, the appearance of Joan Laporta as club president has made many, including Rivaldo, accept that Messi will restore his agreement with the Blaugrana.
“Barcelona are massively improving in the last few weeks, capitalising on Lionel Messi’s superb form and the election of a new president. Messi looks much more connected and happier since Juan Laporta’s arrival – a president he knows well. For that reason, I’m starting to believe more and more that Messi might reach an agreement with the new board and sign a new contract to stay at the club for a few more years.”In an interview with Betfair, the former club legend said.
In the quest of spurring Lionel Messi to stay at the Camp Nou, Barcelona have been seeking the transfer of different players to bolster their squad.
One such player is David Alaba, who was also on the radar of rivals Real Madrid.
Notwithstanding, Rivaldo has insisted that Barcelona should focus on themselves instead of on their rivals and that Alaba would be an incredible signing without a doubt.
“It was looking clear that Alaba would sign for Real Madrid at the end of the season, but it seems now that Barcelona are also trying to bring the player in and I’m sure he would be a nice upgrade to Barcelona’s defence. He is a great player, current European champion and with many years ahead of him, so it would be a great signing. Of course, many would see it as a victory against Real Madrid, but I don’t see things like that. Barcelona need to focus on themselves and don’t think about rivals because that’s the only way they can get back to being the strong European team they were some years ago,”explained Rivaldo.
Having been the lone part in history to win six Ballon d’Or honors, it is no surprise that the Barca star’s wages are excessive. As per reports from Spanish outlet El Mundo, Messi’s four-year contract with Barcelona is worth €555 million.
As a result of having the most expensive contract, Leo’s total assets is estimated to be around an incredible $600 million as indicated by Celebrity Net Worth.
The other income can be ascribed to his various endorsements that incorporate brands such as Adidas, Pepsi, Gatorade and Lays.