Former Barcelona vice chairman Lu Song said in an interview that he believes Messi wants to join the Newell Boys after the 2022 World Cup and end his career there.
"If Barcelona wants to keep Messi, they need to submit a convincing competitive plan to him. I think Messi is very disappointed with Bartomeu. When the new management is in place, I believe Messi will reconsider. My own decision, but Messi still wants to join Newell after the next World Cup and then retire there." Lu Song said.
"Messi is currently the only irreplaceable player in this Barcelona team. He is also the only player who has no substitute on the bench. Maybe he will leave in a few years, but as long as he is still in the team, the club You need to make a plan around him."
"The worst mistake Bartomeu made was that he believed that money gave Messi more motivation than football, but in fact Messi cares more about the championship trophy and the Ballon d'Or. He needs good players around him. Because he can’t bear everything alone."