Luis Suarez has called on Barcelona to build a more competitive team if they want Lionel Messi to stay at the club.
Although Lionel Messi has repeatedly maintained his desire to end his career at FC Barcelona, his future at the club has been called into question in recent weeks.
The Argentine has been in the headlines for the wrong reasons following his row with the club’s sporting director Eric Abidal. Soon after, reports emerged that Messi was unhappy with Barca for being unable to re-sign Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain.
Barcelona were also at the center of controversy for allegedly hiring a company to damage the image of people associated with the club. With Messi also being one of those people, it has further added to the fuel of his transfer rumors.
Recently, Luis Suarez hinted that there is truth to Messi’s transfer talks. But Suarez added that the six-time Ballon d’Or winner could be persuaded into staying if the recruitments are done right.
“It depends on how the club recruits”, Suarez told RAC1.
“Messi is very happy here. He’s so happy here, it’s his home.
“If the club does what has to be done, building a competitive team, then it’s going to be great for him. He’ll stay here for his whole life. He’s said that himself. I think the club understood his message. I hope he stays.”