Gerard Pique optimistic Lionel Messi will extend his Barcelona deal and says the Nou Camp star ‘looks happier in recent months’ amid the team’s resurgence under Ronald Koeman
- Gerard Pique is unsure of ‘what is going to happen’ with Messi’s future at Barca
- The Argentine striker’s contract with the Catalans is set to expire in the summer
- He had been linked with PSG and Manchester City after asking to leave the club
- However, Pique claims the striker looks ‘happier’ with the Catalans as of late
However, Pique insists the club will ‘support his decision’ and says they should remain ‘grateful for what he has done’ for the LaLiga giants.
Gerard Pique is unsure of ‘what is going to happen’ with Lionel Messi’s future at Barcelona
Despite spending 13 years alongside Messi at the Nou Camp, Pique is still none the wiser as to his thought process for next season.
When speaking to Moviestar, he said: ‘I couldn’t tell you what’s going to happen with him.
‘I think in recent months he looks happier. That’s important.
‘He impacts the team because he is the captain and influences the whole team. The club is doing very well and much of it is because of him.
However, he claims the Argentine striker looks ‘happier’ as of late with the Catalan giants
Nevertheless, Pique insists the club will ‘support his decision’ regardless of what he chooses
‘Messi has been with us in the team for several years. We know him well, and we will support his decision.
‘We should be grateful for what he has done.’
However, Barcelona president Joan Laporta recently said he was confident that Messi would sign a contract extension at the club.
‘Everything [that has to do with Messi’s renewal] is progressing adequately,’ Laporta told LaSexta’s show ‘Jugones’ on Friday.
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