Suarez offers Messi advice on future


Luis Suarez has offered former teammate Lionel Messi a piece of advice regarding his future at FC Barcelona.

Messi's contract with Barcelona is set to expire at the end of the season and, with no new deal on the table at present, speculation has been rife that the Argentine forward could leave the club.

Recent reports suggested that his father, who also acts as his representative, opened informal talks with Barca on Thursday, but the six-time Ballon d'Or winner remains a target for Paris Saint-Germain, who are said to be preparing an offer of their own.

Amid all the conjecture surrounding Messi's future, the 33-year-old has now been offered a piece of advice by his former teammate Suarez, who has urged him to stay with the Catalan giants.

"If Messi asked me as a friend, I would tell him I don't see him anywhere other than Barca, it wouldn't be good for him," Suarez told TV3 h/t The Mirror. "Barca is the team that has given him everything and he, too, has given everything for Barca," he said.

Suarez and Messi featured in 258 matches alongside each other during their shared time at the Camp Nou and remain the most prolific strike partnership in the club's history, having combined directly to score 98 goals. 

Overall, the Uruguayan striker netted 198 goals for Barca, which is third only to Messi, who holds the club record of 667 goals, and Cesar Rodriguez, who scored 233 times for the Blaugrana.

Suarez's comments suggest that the former Liverpool star holds no ill feeling towards his former side, who effectively forced him out to rivals Atletico Madrid following the appointment of head coach Ronald Koeman at the start of the season. 

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