With FC Barcelona wanting hand Lionel Messi a life-time contract, the Argentine superstar has explained why he does not want such a deal.
Barca president Josep María Bartomeu was believed to be preparing a new contract to extend Messi's stay till after the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The 32-year-old recently revealed he had not spoken to Bartomeu since the club's 4-0 defeat to Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League in May this year.
Messi feels he could stay with the Catalan giants for life, but not with a life-time contract.
“It is true that Barcelona proposed me a contract for life, but what I said was that I do not want a contract that binds me like that,” Messi told Argentine stattion Radio Metro, according to Diario AS.
“I want to be fine to continue playing and to continue fighting for goals here.
"Being here I can be for life, but not with a contract. Here I would stay a lifetime.
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