The Argentine superstar is currently a free agent but the Barca coach is confident he will be retained by the club.
boss Ronald Koeman says extending the contract of captain Lionel Messi is the club's top priority, and he has complete confidence in the club's president.
The Dutch coach, who took part in a charity golf tournament in Barcelona today, spoke to the media about his concerns about the uncertain future of Lionel Messi. In an interview with Marca, Koeman revealed that he is worried about his captain's future but trusts Barca president Joan Laporta.
“Whenever an issue isn’t resolved, you have to be concerned,”
“But I have full confidence in our president to fix this issue; it’s very important for the club, but also for La Liga, that the best player in the world remains and we all have to make an effort to ensure he continues with us.”
Last summer, Lionel Messi announced his intention to leave the club, but Barcelona did their best to prevent the separation. However, at the end of June, Messi's contract with Barça expired, and he is now a free agent. Reports indicate that the club has reached an agreement with him to extend his contract.