Dest is hopeful to play alongside Messi for another year and he is waiting for the contract extension with Barcelona.
which is highly-rated is looking for an Argentine icon to remain alongside him.
With the end ofMessi
’s contract at the end of the season, he will be free to join other teams. It is said that
to be heading that queue.
hope to avoid negotiations to leave the team with there is an eagerness on their part to get a talismanic presence tied down on fresh terms.
The countdown has begun for Barcelona and Messi has pushed to leave.
star told the Associated Press of the Messi departure talk: “I hear those things, too, but I don't know what is true or not.
“I hope I can play with him for one more year. But we will see. Everyone wants to have him in this club, but it is his choice.”
Since Dest moved from
to Barcelona, he has not looked out of place in a star-studded team.
Dest turned down the chance to play for
, as he delayed a big career call, and has no regrets at having favoured Camp Nou over the Allianz Arena.
He said: “It was not easy, but this is my dream club. So that is why I chose Barca.
“I saw some chances. They had some new players for the team. [Ronald]Koeman
wanted me at Barca, so I thought they had a good plan for me. And right now I am playing, so I am happy.
“I had to take it because you never know when the chance happens again.”