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FC Barcelona president Josep Barthomeu gives priority to Lionel Messi's future long before he focuses on the eventual return of Neamar (PSG).
No one talks about Neimar anymore. The Catalan press, so quick to pull out the slightest rumor about the Brazilian harlot of the PSG, lost inspiration for a few days. SPORT and Mundo Deportivo even chose to talk about Real Madrid's degrading defeat against rival Atletico (3-7) on their day. That says!
This delay of Barca's intentions for Neimar is directly caused by the future of Lionel Messi, contracted by 2021. According to the AS, Joseph Maria Bartomé really wants to give priority to his time in order to offer him "Extending life", "Barça will start negotiations for a contract similar to that of Iniesta, says Spanish journalist Juan Jimenez. This contract will release Messi when he does not want to play anymore but will connect him to the club for life. Messi, for example, may become Barca's ambassador to the world. "
"It is our duty to work in the age after Messi, says Barthomeu. We are already thinking about this because we are recruiting new players. I hope that Leo will stay for a long time in Barca, but we have to think about my future when he decides to stop. "
In fact, Neamar's dossier is well below that of Messi, who is eagerly awaiting his return to FC Barcelona this summer.