Marca: Messi is losing the race against Ronaldo, he could retire first
Barcelona’s Argentine captain Lionel Messi will turn 33 on June 24. He is at the age that many footballers retire or start planning their retirement.
Lionel Messi’s current contract with Barcelona is valid until the end of June 2021. But the Argentine has a clause in his contract that allows him to leave the club after any season. Even without the club’s consent.
However, although he has not confirmed that he wants to stay at Barcelona, his statements have hinted that he is not yet ready to end his career as a footballer.
But, the Spanish daily Marca writes that there are doubts about how long Messi can continue to play for a club like Barcelona. Where it is constantly required that the players be at their best level.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo has a contract with Juventus until June 2022, when the Portuguese will turn 37 years old.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
Marca further writes that Messi can decide that instead of staying at any of the top clubs in Europe. He should go to a club in the American league in MLS. Where he would be paid quite a lot and there would be no pressure as much as at Camp Nou.