Sport Barcelona transfer news: Gerard Pique remains hopeful Lionel Messi will be “seduced into staying for years”

16:25  28 november  2020
16:25  28 november  2020 Source:   fourfourtwo.com

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Gerard Pique hopes Barcelona can convince Lionel Messi to stay at the club for years to come. Messi , 33, sensationally requested to leave the LaLiga But Pique hopes Messi will remain at Barca, where he has spent his entire professional career. "We will have to ask Leo. It is his personal decision

Gerard Pique remained resolute that Lionel Messi would not leave Barcelona in the near future, despite a break clause in the Argentine’s contract “I’m increasingly sure that in Europe, Barcelona will be my only club,” Messi said. “I always said I wanted to play in Argentine football one day, I don’t

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes that Lionel Messi can be convinced to stay on at the Camp Nou despite rampant speculation about his future.

Gerard Pique holding a football ball: Gerard Pique Lionel Messi © Provided by FourFourTwo Gerard Pique Lionel Messi

The legendary No.10 submitted a transfer request during the summer before begrudgingly agreeing to stay put.

His contract expires at the end of the season and he has been heavily linked with a reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, as well as moves to PSG and Inter Milan.

However, his long-time team-mate Pique remains hopeful that the 33-year-old will be in Catalonia for years to come.

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Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique has appealed to Lionel Messi to extend his stay at the club. “As long as he continues at Barca, there is hope, and we hope that he can be seduced into staying .” Meanwhile, Messi ’s old attacking cohort Luis Suarez departed under a cloud in the summer, one of

Lionel Messi has confirmed he will remain at Barcelona for another season having previously stated his intention to leave the club on a free transfer .

"We will have to ask Leo, it is his personal decision,” the Spain international told Radio Marca (via AS).

“We will see what happens. I believe that as long as he continues to wear the Barça shirt there is always hope.

"We hope they can seduce him so that he stays more years."

Messi has been in below-average form by his high standards during a difficult start to the season for Barcelona under Ronald Koeman.

The La Liga giants cruised through their Champions League group, securing a place in the last 16 with two games to spare, but they are down in 13th place in the La Liga table.

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Pique wants Messi at Barcelona for years to come .
Lionel Messi is out of contract at the end of the season, but Gerard Pique is hoping the star stays at Barcelona.Messi, 33, sensationally requested to leave the LaLiga giants during the close season, but ended up staying at the club.

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