The Argentine leader can understand why a compatriot is pondering his options, but he still expects a new contract to be made.
Carlos Tevez can understand why Lionel Messi is considering his options at Barcelona, but the Boca Juniors forward says he cannot see a compatriot Argentina donning the colors of another club.
As it stands, a talismanic presence at Camp Nou continues to direct his contract towards free will.
New terms are not ruled out, with Barca still keen to extend their association throughout their career with a six-time Ballon d’Or winner, but time is running out for those efforts.
Messi has already been barred from completing a push for outings in Catalonia, with the South American agreeing to stay put through the summer of 2020 after clearly expressing his frustration.
The 33-year-old has vowed that no decision on his future will be made until the end of the current campaign, but heavyweight contenders are lining up to secure his signature.
Paris Saint-Germain have made it clear they would appreciate the opportunity to add an all-time greats to their ranks, while a reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City has also been raised.
Tevez is not convinced a decision will be made, with emotional ties to Barca which should prove difficult to sever, but he sympathizes with a compatriot who has started to feel disappointed with life in Spain.
A man who has played alongside Messi for Argentina on several occasions in the past said TyC Sports asked about a long saga: “It’s difficult when the years increase and there isn’t much left to play. And above all you realize that the team is not helping you.
“Leo, more than anyone knows what he will do with his future. I can’t see him with any other shirt apart from Barcelona’s.
Tevez argues that Messi won’t be leaving for the money if a way out is opened in Barcelona, with an ambitious artist looking for the best sports stage to show his talent on.
He still has a lot to do, despite his remarkable trophy harvest to date, with the the greatest honor to have eluded him so far, ready to be pursued again in 2022.
Tevez is hopeful that an enviable honor roll will be completed in Qatar, with former leaders Manchester City and Juventus saying: “The only thing Leo needs is to win a World Cup, football owes him more. than anyone.
“It can hurt us as Argentines [that he hasn’t won that prize], but it hurts him more than anyone, I have no doubt.