Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has urged the club “to not use common sense” in their efforts to agree a new deal with Lionel Messi.
Messi is currently locked in negotiations with Barcelona about an extension to his current contract, which is due to expire in 2018, with wages thought to be the bone of contention between both parties
Barca chief executive Oscar Grau yesterday insisted that the club needs to have a “cool head and common sense” in the negotiations and not commit to salaries beyond its expected budget.
Responding to the comments, however, Suarez pleaded with Grau to put aside his stance and do whatever it takes to tie down the hitman for the long term.
“Messi is the best player in the world,” he told Marca. “What has to be done is that the club needs to renew his contract and to not use common sense.”