Zinedine Zidane hopes Lionel Messi will stay at FC Barcelona

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hopes that Lionel Messi will end his troubles with FC Barcelona and remain in the Spanish La Liga. On Thursday rumours emerged that the 33-year-old is considering to leave Barcelona due to his frustrations with the club.

Real Madrid moved four points clear of Barcelona on the La Liga table thanks to their 1-0 win over Getafe on Thursday and after the game Zidane was asked about the rumour. “I don’t know what will happen but we hope not because he is in this league and we want the best in this league.”

Spanish radio station Cadena SER reported that Messi has stopped negotiations for a new deal which would keep him at Barcelona beyond 2021. Main reason for the star forward to hold off negotiations is the ‘leaking of information that benefits the club’. Mess feels that the club has been purposely leaking information which make it seem as if the forward is responsible for certain decisions at the club.

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