Newly elected Barcelona president Joan Laporta has said he will try to convince Lionel Messi to stay at the club before terming the latter as the “best player in the history of football”.
“I will try to convince Leo Messi to stay. He is the best player in the history of football,” the club's official website quoted Laporta as saying.
“The team is getting better and we hope it can continue that way.
“We want to win things again and do it in style, to continue our history of success in the Champions League,” he added.
Last year, Messi and Barcelona had a fallout after the striker had expressed his desire to leave the club.
However, in the end, the Argentine stayed with the club as he did not want to settle matters in court.
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