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Suarez says Barcelona must improve to keep Messi

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The captain wants a ‘winning project’

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Barcelona keeping Lionel Messi happy is usually amongst the club’s highest priorities. The legend’s contract ends next year and there has been some light speculation that leaving Barcelona is a possibility.

Messi’s accomplice in his recent successes at Barcelona has been Luis Suarez. The recently returned from injury Suarez commented on what it would take to keep Messi happy and the decision he has in front of him.

“What he would like is a winning project, an exciting project. But it’s a situation that he has to manage with his family and, in this case, with his dad, and be conscious of the decision he has to take.”

“I don’t see Messi playing for any other team. Leo will take the decision based on what’s best for him and with his family in mind. Being his friend, I would always recommend that he plays where he feels comfortable and happy.

“I think the family is really happy in Barcelona and, if he’s happy in Barcelona, then he should continue with Barcelona. If he needs a change, he will know what he needs for his own well-being.”

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Messi’s current contract expires at the end of next season, but Bartomeu has said recently the club will “definitely renew” the Argentine.