“We’re waiting for him [Lionel Messi] to sign the renewal and to have him with us,” Gerard Pique was quoted by Marca.
“I hope he’s convinced,” the defender added.
Pique also spoke about his aspirations for the coming season.
“I’m going into this season with the same enthusiasm as my first.
“We must try to start well. Generally, when we win league titles, it’s because we pick up a good rhythm from the start and pull clear, or we build up a lead and maintain it.
“We’ll try to do the same and hope that Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid don’t do what they did last year,” the 34-year-old added.
Time is running down quickly in Barcelona’s race to register Messi – the iconic skipper is yet to pen a new deal with the club.
Meanwhile, Barcelona kicks off their title challenge against Real Sociedad on August 15 at Camp Nou.