Africa-Press – Nigeria. Brazil football legend, Ronaldinho, has advised Lionel Messi that he “must stay” at Barcelona.
According to him, Messi is in a position where he can ensure that “nobody will touch” the No 10 shirt at the club again.
Messi took over the iconic shirt from Ronaldinho in 2008 at the Nou Camp.
Ronaldinho is delighted to see the six-time Ballon d’Or winner raising the bar and wants to see contractual issues ironed out that would allow the 34-year-old to remain.
“He must stay, he is the history of Barca.
“When Messi retires, which I hope will be in a long time, he can leave the No 10 there and nobody will touch it again,” he told TuttoMercatoWeb.
Messi became a free agent after his contract expired on June 30. However, he is believed to have extended his contract with the Catalans by five years with a 50 per cent pay cut due to the club’s financial situation.