Cesc admits he’s close to his former Barca teammate, but concedes he has no idea if Messi will sign his contract, despite the claims coming from Barca.
He told Marca: “I have a great friendship with him. I see him as a friend, like a normal boy.
“I had the luck and the pride of being able to play with him when we were kids, like now. When I am with him, he is like one more, as a friend. It’s normal, very familiar.”
Asked if Messi will renew his deal, Cesc added: “I do not know, I hope so. It is he who has to answer. I have always said that there is no better house for Leo than Barcelona.”