"Valverde will decide whether this is his last season at Barca"
In an interview which 'Sport' publish this Sunday, Eric Abidal says that "Ernesto Valverde will decide whether this is his last season at Barca." He signed a contract renewal until 30th June 2020 with the option of one more campaign.
In addition, he admitted that the Barca president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, "is talking to Messi's agents to seal his contract renewal." This comes a few months after it was revealed that the player had the possibility of leaving the club at the end of any season.
On Neymar, Abidal said "we are not ruling out signing him now."
Finally, on his fellow countryman, Antoine Griezmann, he admitted he has underperformed. "He knows he's not at his level. I talk a lot to him. We have to be patient."