Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez's wives team up for new store


Lionel Messi partner and Luis Suarez's wife are going into business togetherThe other halves of the two Barcelona stars are opening a shoe store in the cityWith Messi's contract expiring in 2018 this could be a sign of his intention to stay

By Tom Bassam For Mailonline

Published: 01:03 BST, 18 April 2017 | Updated: 01:03 BST, 18 April 2017

Lionel Messi's contract at Barcelona has been allowed to wind down towards its final season, seeing rumours of a departure from the club to grow.

There has been no actual indication Messi wants out of Barcelona, despite Luis Enrique's side looking increasingly fallible, especially in the Champions League.

However, Messi's partner Antonella Roccuzzo, along with Luis Suarez's wife, have made a big move which hints at where the Argentine star's plans for the future lie. 

Lionel Messi's partner Antonella Roccuzzo (left), is opening a shoe store with Luis Suarez's wife

With Roccuzzo and Sofia Balbi's store based in Barcelona it may hint Messi will sign a new deal

Roccuzzo and Luis Suarez’s wife, Sofia Balbi, have teamed up to open a shoe store in Barcelona. By no means a guarantee of anything but a strong hint that the Messi family is pretty settled in Catalonia.

Until Messi officially extends his Nou Camp contract beyond 2018 then his partner's business ventures are of course nothing but conjecture. 

There are less doubts about Suarez. He penned a contract extension with the club in December 2016, tying him down until 2021.

Messi's contract with Barcelona set to expire in 2018 there are rumours he could leave the club

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