Messi can play until hes forty says Barcelonas sporting director

first_imgBarcelona sporting director Ariedo Braida believes that Lionel Messi can continue playing football until his 40 years oldAfter the disappointing World Cup campaign with Argentina this summer, Messi has had a welcome return to form back at Barcelona with four goals in his first three games of the new La Liga season.But now that Messi is 31 years old, questions have begun to arise over how much longer will the five-time Ballon d’Or winner grace the Camp Nou with his exquisite skills.Although Braida does not feel the same way and backed the Argentine to emulate AS Roma legend Francesco Totti, who played until he was 40 years old.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.”He’s an irreplaceable champion, he’s still young and he can play until he’s forty just like Francesco Totti,” said Braida, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.“Is his future at Barcelona? Absolutely yes. We aren’t thinking at all about finding a replacement because it’s impossible and we also don’t think about him retiring soon”Messi will not be with the Argentina squad for their upcoming friendlies and will now not return to action until September 15 in Barcelona’s next La Liga game away to Real Sociedad.last_img

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