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Messi has to finish his career at Barcelona - Ronald Koeman

Fri 18 June 2021 | 8:49

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman believes new terms will be agreed with the six-time Ballon d'Or winner, preventing him from Camp Nou.

Koeman insists Lionel Messi "has to finish his career at Barcelona", while he expects a contract extension for a talismanic figure to be announced "soon".

Barcelona and Messi have been negotiating a contract extension for months, but nothing has been officially announced yet.

Koeman told 

Sport

 when asked for an update on the Messi deal:

"Messi has to finish his career at Barcelona, so I hope we can make it official soon

."

Even before returning to work at Camp Nou, Barça president Joan Laporta has stated that he believes Messi will stay in place.

"

The renewal isn’t at an advanced stage,

" Laporta has admitted. 

"It’s okay, I believe that Leo’s boots will stay on Camp Nou’s pitch. 

"I can’t contemplate a no from Messi; he wants to stay. We’re doing what we can but there’s no need to seduce him."

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