Following the Catalan facet’s humiliating 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich within the Champions League quarterfinals, membership president Josep Maria Bartomeu informed Barca TV: “Messi has stated many instances that he needs to complete profession at Barca.”(He) remains to be one of the best participant on this planet, and we have now him with us … A cycle is coming to an finish and one other one begins however within the Messi period.”In July 2017, Barcelona and Messi introduced a contract extension that might maintain Messi with the workforce till June 30, 2021 and is reportedly worth €565,000 ($645,000) every week. Messi, 33, has been with the membership since 2000.The six-time Ballon d’Or winner made his league debut for Barcelona in 2004. The Argentine has helped Barcelona win 10 league titles in his time on the membership, in addition to the Champions League 4 instances, and he’s thought-about one of many biggest footballers of all time.Former Barcelona defender Carles Puyol, who was captain and teammate to Messi, tweeted his help to the Argentine. “Respect and admiration, Leo,” wrote Puyol. “All my help, buddy.”CNN has reached out to Barcelona for remark however has but to listen to again.READ: Bayern edge out PSG in Champions League finalShould Messi depart the membership, it’s believed that solely a small choice of groups might realistically afford his wages, with Manchester Metropolis — led by Messi’s former boss at Barca, Pep Guardiola — and Champions League finalists Paris Saint-Germain doubtlessly within the combine as Messi’s subsequent vacation spot.After the Bayern humiliation reviews started to swirl that Messi was considering leaving the Catalan giants forward of his contract ending. Barcelona sacked the coach Quique Setien and changed him with former participant Ronald Koeman.READ: Messi is ‘pillar’ of latest Barca undertaking, says BartomeuThe defeat by Bayern ensured that Barcelona ended the season with out successful any silverware for the primary time since 2007/08. Glen Levy and Juan Pablo Varsky contributed to this report.