The No.10 has reached an agreement to renew his contract at Barcelona, although the club are yet to announce it.
The situation has a lot of Barcelona supporters concerned and even Messi's former teammate Ronaldinho is eagerly awaiting the news that he has signed a new deal at the club.
"Messi has to stay," Ronaldinho told TuttoMercato.
"When he retires, which I hope is a long time from now, he can leave his No.10 behind and nobody will play with it again."
Messi and Ronaldinho played alongside one another in the former's early playing days.
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