FABREGAS STRONGLY BELIEVES MESSI WILL REMAIN AT BARCELONA
Cesc Fabregas has finally opened up about the transfer saga that has continually surrounded his former teammate Lionel Messi. The Argentine international superstar has been in the news in the last few months and has been consistently linked with a move away from the Camp Noi when the season ends.
But Fabregas has now revealed that he does not see the club's all-time top scorer leaving the club anytime soon.
Fabregas said Messi is a humble human being and is looking like he will be continuing the long-term relationship he has had with the Catalan giants where he has won every single trophy there is to win at club level, including individual honors.
Fabregas continued that even Messi's age can't be what will make the multi-Ballon d'Or winner want to quit the Spanish club, and also cited that Cristiano Rinaldo for instance is a perfect example that players can still be at the top level even after celebrating their 30th birthday.
Fabregas who now plays for French side AS Monaco enjoyed part of his playing career sharing the same team and pitch with Messi between 2011 and 2014.
The Spanish midfielder grew through the ranks of the club's Academy and was promoted to the first team where he established some key partnerships at the heart of the club's midfield before leaving the club six years ago following a fallout between him and then manager Pep Guardiola.
During their playing days, Fabregas and Messi both won several trophies at Barcelona together, including the UEFA Super Cup, the Club World Cup, the Spanish La Liga, the Copa del Rey, and the Supercopa de Espana.
Messi has spent up to two decades at the Spanish club and announced he was leaving in the summer but was managed to be convinced to change his mind.