It’s a hot topic if Messi’s impressive discoveries (Pedri, Ilaix Moriba, Ansu Fati) and evolutions (Frenkie De Jong, Oscar Mingueza, Ronald Araujo, and Ousmane Dembele) have been enough to persuade him to remain at Barcelona. And a perplexing one at that.
Is he eager to get out? No, it’s not true. Is his family going to have a major say in what happens next? Yes, indeed. Perhaps not a deciding factor, but if Messi is persuaded that he is going to be paid what this debt-ridden club can truly afford in order to keep his services, and if he were convinced that there was the will, as well as the budget, to strengthen two or three places where the Blaugrana squad is “short,” he would have declared his intention to remain by now. However, the financial situation at Camp Nou is so uncertain that he is unsure.
My best guess is… He’ll remain 60-40, but the 40 percent isn’t to be discounted. After all, Messi has spent his whole career doing “against the odds” stuff.