Lionel Messi will not leave Barcelona, according to the club’s director of international football O.
The Argentine forward is out of contract in 2018 and is yet to agree a new deal with the Catalan giants.
Braida is not concerned about the situation though and expressed his belief that Messi will remain at the Camp Nou for the foreseeable future.
Speaking to Radio Anch’Io Sport, he said: “Messi’s married to Barcelona, it is the perfect club for him. They are made for each other. Messi likes it in Barcelona and Barca are happy with him, for that reason I don’t think he will move.”
Barca will be relying heavily on Messi to help overturn a 4-0 deficit against PSG in the Champions League last 16.
Messi – who tops the LaLiga scoring charts with 23 goals and 10 in the Champions League – and his team-mates were put to the sword by PSG in the first leg and they face an uphill battle to reach the quarter-finals on Wednesday.
“It is very difficult to recover from 4-0, but with a player like Messi nothing is impossible,” Braida said ahead of the midweek fixture at Camp Nou.
“We all have belief that we can do it.”