Lionel Messi: Setien insists star will end his career at Barcelona

Lionel Messi: Setien insists star will end his career at Barcelona

- Lionel Messi could leave Barcelona this summer if all talks about his exit rumours are true

- The Argentine's current deal with the Catalan club expires in 2021

- Quique Setien is confident the Argentine will retire at the club despite Inter Milan's interests

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Argentine superstar Lionel Messi has been linked with a move away from Barcelona once his current deal with the club expires in the summer of 2021.

According to Daily Star, the 32-year-old has a clause hidden in his deal which allows him to walk away from the club even before the expiration of his contract.

Italian League side Inter Milan have shown interest in bringing the forward to the Serie A probably to spark up another rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, Barca new boss Quique Setien is confident the six-time Ballon d'Or winner will end his career at Camp Nou.

The former Real Betis manager told TV3 during an interview that: "The ideal thing would be to work in a positive atmosphere,"

"But I don't think those things will have an effect on Messi. "We are sure he is going to continue with us and that he will finish his career at Camp Nou."

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Messi has played all his life in Barcelona - winning several awards and titles including four Champions League trophies.

The 32-year-old has clinched a total of 34 titles and is unarguably one of the greatest players of all-time, with Cristiano Ronaldo bringing the competition to him.

Barcelona has scored a total of 627 goals in 718 first-team games after about 15 years at the Catalan club.

The Argentine could lift his 11th Spanish League title at the end of this season with his club topping the table with two points before the league went on break.

There are suggestions the season could be called early which would mean the current champions would be handed the title.

Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Martin Braithwaite has claimed that he is the fastest player in the present Barcelona squad.

The Danish striker was an emergency signing from Leganes after Barca ruled Ousmane Dembele out for the rest of the season.

He has made three appearances so far for La Blaugrana before the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus.

Braithwaite was asked in a question and answer section on Twitter that if there is anything Messi can not do.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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