Several prints and electronic media recently reported about the turmoil in the relationship between Lionel Messi and his La Liga side Barcelona. However, his former teammate, Cesc Fabregas, believes that the Argentine legend will retire at Camp Nou and proved his worth as a one-club man in the football world.
Messi, one of the greatest footers of all time, moved to Spain when he was just 13 years old. And since then, he remained an integral part of the Barcelona team. He now has countless records under his name and also led the Blaugrana side to numerous victories. However, several media houses recently reported a downgraded relationship between the man and his club.
Cesc Fabregas believes Lionel Messi will stay at Barcelona till he finishes his career
Cesc Fabregas recently told Cadena Cope that “I speak with Messi and his idea has always been to end his career at Barcelona.” The former teammate of Lionel Messi then further added, “Many things can happen at a club but I am fully confident that his career will end at Barca.”
While talking about the current prospect of football superstars, he said, “Cristiano is 35 and Leo is about to turn 33, they’re getting old,” and then added “I would sign Mbappe, for his youth, talent, commitment, and mentality. I would go for him to have him at his peak for the next 10 years.”
Lionel Messi’s journey at Camp Nou
Fabreges said, “Then there are players like Neymar or [Erling] Haaland that are up there, but on talent, goalscoring ability and speed Mbappe is a player that reminds me of [Thierry] Henry.” The star then added, “I watched him from further back up the pitch and it was delightful how he would chase a long pass of yours into space.”
While answering his Real Madrid connection, Fabreges said “You can never say never,” and added, “As a player maybe that door is closed, but as a coach you might say it is different because you can train up to 30 teams in your career.” He then also added, “The contracts are longer for players and as a coach you have more of a chance because you can get the sack two days in.”