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Javier Clement former Spain coach backs Lionel Messi to stay at Barcelona



Lionel Messi


Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi next destination could be PSG, due to their dominant financial capabilities with Manchester City reportedly interested in The Argentine due to the presence of Pep Guardiola.


But former Spain coach Javier Clement thinks Messi will remain at Barcelona beyond this season. He told Marca;


“Im no economist but I think that Barcelona have carte blanche with the bank. In a few months they’ll start getting a lot of income. They will do what they can to make him stay.”


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“I couldn’t sign Messi, but a lot of clubs can pay his salary. But he’s spent his whole life there and his family is very comfortable. I’ve been in Serbia, in Cameroon and in Libya. I’ve lived a lot of places and I see that Lionel Messi has a lot of ties to Barcelona.”


“I don’t see him learning French and in the Paris cold, to tell the truth. He’d play the same in Russia or wherever, I talk about the adaption off the pitch.”


Barcelona have still not convinced Messi to sign a new deal. It all could depend on how Joan Laporta, the club president shows Messi his plans for the immediate future at Camp Nou.