FC Barcelona played their last home game of the season in their 2-1 defeat to Celta Vigo last week, and Jordi Alba hopes it will not be Lionel Messi's final game at the Camp Nou.
Messi's current contract with Barcelona is due to expire at the end of the season, and he has been linked with an exit from the Catalan outfit, with PSG and Manchester City reportedly keen on the Argentine.
However, there have not been any confirmation over whether the 33-year-old would extend his stay at Barca or leave the club on a free transfer.
And, Alba hopes Messi has not already played his final game at Camp Nou in Barcelona's colours, but understands it is the Argentine who must decide whether to remain at the club or not.
"We hope that this won't be Messi's last match at Camp Nou, but it is a decision that he must take," Alba told Movistar when asked if a long goodbye is coming to a close [via Goal].
Meanwhile, Barcelona bowed out of the La Liga title race after their shock defeat to Celta Vigo. However, even a victory would not have kept them alive in the race since Atletico Madrid had pulled off a stunning, late comeback to beat Osasuna.