Josep Maria Bartomeu: “Messi will stay and be part of Koeman’s project.”

Speaking in an interview on Barcelona TV, club president Josep Maria Bartomeu discussed several ongoing issues in what has been a remarkably busy week at the club.

On Lionel Messi

Messi wants to end his career at Barça and will stay. I regularly speak to him and his father. Koeman counts on him and wants to build the team around him.

On Antoine Griezmann

Griezmann is a good investment. I wouldn’t compare him to Coutinho or Dembele. We are still waiting to see Dembele’s potential.

On Ansu Fati

We have offers for Ansu Fati, but he is not for sale.

On Lautaro Martinez

We spoke to Inter Milan about Lautaro but then the competitions restarted and there hasn’t been any contact since. We’ll see what happens.

On Ter Stegen

Ter Stegen will renew. He wanted to pause negotiations during the lockdown. He is a great person.

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