Reports have been coming out of Catalunya that FC Barcelona is planning for Contract Renewal of Lionel Messi, Suarez and Rakitic. These keys Players are the ones whose renewals are the priority for the club. These contract renewals at Barcelona are expected to be done until the end of the year.
Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu stated that the contract renewal of Messi is the most important one of all. He has a contract until June 2018 and is the main man of the team. He is a winner and very strong, and the club wants him to stay for long. After all, he is all time top scorer of the club. He also indicated that Messi is willing to extend his contract, and to make fans happy. But there are reports that Messi could make a move to his childhood club in Argentina in 2018.
”He is looking forward to making the fans happy.”-Josep Bartomeu
Other 2 star men Ivan Rakitic and Luis Suarez are also on Barca’s shortlist for a contract renewal. Luis Suarez was considered a flop at Barca in beginning, but shut his haters by winning the treble. He evolved as the main striker and scored the most goals for the club in 2015/16 season. He also won the European golden shoe at the end of that season. It was the first time after 2008 that any player at Barca has scored more goals than Leo. In a league of Messi and Ronaldo, Suarez was the top scorer. This is enough to know what a beast this guy is. And why wouldn’t Barca make his renewal a priority?
Ivan Rakitic was one of the first signings of Luis Enrique when he signed as a manager in 2014. Since then Rakitic is one of the key men and has secured his position in starting XI till now. He has been vital for the midfield and also a very good goal scorer. He will also be renewing at the end of the year.
The next and the most important one is Barcelona’s boss, Luis Enrique. His current deal expires in June 2017 and Barca is willing to make him stay longer. But Lucho doesn’t want to discuss his future right now and will decide at the end of the season.