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Quique Setien confident Lionel Messi will finish career at Barcelona

The boss thinks off-field problems will not affect the GOAT

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Barcelona manager Quique Setien says he’s sure Lionel Messi will continue at the club and does not feel recent off-pitch events will affect his captain.

Messi’s current deal at the Camp Nou expires next summer, although his renewal is said to be one of the club’s top priorities.

Yet Barca have endured a bit of a chaotic season which has seen Messi take to social media at times to make his feelings clear.

The latest developments at the club have seen six directors resign, but Setien does not think there’s any chance Messi will be influenced by the recent upheavals at the club.

“The ideal thing would be to work in a positive atmosphere,” he said. “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.”

Source | TV3

Inter Milan have been linked with a move for Messi this summer, after former president Massimo Moratti said the Argentine was no longer a “forbidden dream.”

Messi subsequently shut down more Inter rumors with a post on Instagram, calling out TNT Sports for pushing “lies”.