The former Spain international and FC Barcelona’s star forward David Villa, who is currently playing for Melbourne City FC believes his former Barcelona teammate is destined to stay at Camp Nou.
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The Argentine ace and FC Barcelona’s star forward Lionel Messi, who has already scored more than 500 goals for Barcelona since he joined the Barcelona senior team in 2004 is out of contract in 2018 and yet to agree a contract renewal as speculation mounts over his future.
But the former Spanish international David Villa, who has scored more than 33 goals during his days in FC Barcelona is confident that the 29-year-old Argentine ace Lionel Messi will sign a new contract with Barcelona as he cannot imagine the Spanish champions without the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.
As in an interview Villa said, "I think it will happen [a renewal] in the future, sooner or later,"
"Barcelona love Messi and Messi loves Barca, anything else we can't imagine."
As for this year's Ballon d'Or, which was won by the Portuguese international and Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo, Villa said there should have only been one victor.
"I think it is a difficult vote to evaluate," Villa continued.
"Sometimes, personal performance is counted over others because of the displays of the team. That happened this year and has happened in many others."