Rivaldo is asking Messi to extend his stay in Barcelona.
The 33-year old Argentine forward has entered the final few months of his contract and is destined to leave Camp Nou by the summer.
Messi declined to take the club to court when the board refused to let him leave for free last summer.
There has been speculations of Messi reuniting with his former manager Pep Guardiola and Man City are frontrunners in signing the Barca legend for free in the summer.
Barca legend Rivaldo urges Messi to extend his stay at Camp Nou due to Barcelona’s recent revival.
‘Barcelona are massively improving in the last few weeks capitalising on Lionel Messi’s superb form and the election of a new president. Messi looks much more connected and happier since Juan Laporta’s arrival – a president he knows well,’ Rivaldo told Betfair.
‘For that reason, I’m starting to believe more and more that Messi might reach an agreement with the new board and sign a new contract to stay at the club for a few more years.
‘Messi had a confidence boost with the new president election – someone he has a good connection with – raising the chances of him considering to stay for a bit longer.’