Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been linked to a separation from Nourishments camp after a series of public falls with senior club officials. A meeting with former boss Pep Guardiola in Manchester City is one of the options being touted.
Messi’s contract does not expire until next summer but he has an agreement in place that could allow him to start free at the end of the season.
The 32-year-old joined Barcelona after attending Newell’s Old Boys in 2004 and graduated from the Catalan Academy to become arguably the greatest player of all time.
And Setien thinks that his attacker will remain under his tutelage without looking elsewhere.
“These are normal things in big clubs,” he told TV3 after the resignation of six club directors.
“Perhaps the saddest thing is that these crises are reported to the media.
“It would be better to work in a quieter environment but things are like that.
“I don’t think what happened prompted a player like Messi to rethink [stay with] the club. I’m sure he will end his career at Camp Nou. “
La Liga is currently suspended due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
“I don’t know what will happen if we can’t finish it, but I wouldn’t feel completely champion because of being in front of Real Madrid now. We were already there when I arrived. “
Earlier this month, Messi attacked the Barcelona board of directors for pressuring the team to cut wages by 70% during the coronavirus crisis.
He said: “Even on several occasions we have also done it on our own initiative, at other times when we thought it was necessary or important.
“Therefore, it never ceases to amaze us that from inside the club, there were those who tried to put us under the microscope and tried to push to do something that we always knew we would do.
“In fact, if the agreement was delayed by a few days, it was simply because we were looking for a formula to help the club and also its workers during these difficult times. “