A.all that is missing in Lionel messiThe renewal is the official announcement by the club that the contract has been signed.
The America Cup The champion will extend his stay at the Camp Nou for another five years, which will allow Barcelona rest easy with the peace of mind of knowing that the future of your best player is safe.
On top of that, it will give Messi a chance to grow his own legend before hanging up his boots or moving to MLS. But what is there left to achieve?
The World Cup and the Champions League: the priorities
There is nothing that Messi wants more than to win the World cup with Argentina and the Champions League with Barcelona.
Winning the Copa America has only temporarily quenched his thirst, but now he sees the World Cup as more winnable than ever. What if Joan Laporta Deliver on his promise to build a competitive team in Barcelona, maybe he too can conquer Europe once again.
Being the oldest player in Barcelona
This next season will be MessiIt’s 18 in Barcelona, and it’s two games away from Xavirecord 151 Champions League appearances, more than anyone else.
To win the most titles
Before giving time to his career, Messi will want to overtake his close friend Dani alves as the footballer who has won the most titles. The Brazilian has 44 against Messi’s 38.
When talking only about club titles, Messi is 35, one less than Ryan giggs‘record.
If Messi can keep scoring at his current pace, he will score 500 league goals in no time, currently 27. Among all competitions, he only has 33 more to score to reach 800.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player who has come close to Messi during his career, and both have won an impressive number of Ballons d’Or. Messi has six to the Portuguese’s five, and the Juventus forward is unlikely to get another. . However, Messi could get a seventh this year.
The two are also close when it comes to goals in the Champions League, although Messi is behind Cristiano by 16 and it seems difficult for the number 10 to close that gap.