According to ESPN Argentina, all roads lead to Lionel Messi staying in Barcelona. Sources say Messi is close to extending his contract with Barça until 2023, or for another two years. Read more Barcelona News here.
Barcelona News | Lionel Messi Future Revealed
Leo Messi will continue to play for Argentina. FC Barcelona is becoming a well-kept secret, but it is also the most eagerly awaited news, at least among Barca fans and those who want to watch the finest player in the world play in LaLiga.
According to El Confidencial, the Argentine, whose contract with the Catalan club expires on June 30, has already agreed to extend it for two more seasons with Joan Laporta. That is, until June 2023, when he will be 35 years old. Messi has been a member of the Barca first team for 18 years, including 23 since arriving at La Masia at the age of 13 from Newell’s.
According to the same source, Barcelona will do everything necessary to ensure that Messi plays with Neymar again next season, making the Brazilian their main summer priority.
Laporta’s Big Politics:
Laporta’s big political pledge during the elections, in which he challenged and defeated Vctor Font and Toni Freixa by a landslide, was to maintain the ’10’. As a result, the Barca president and Jorge Messi, have had several meetings in recent days, until reaching an agreement. Although the final economic circumstances, particularly the payment terms, are dependent on the outcome of the Catalan club’s rigorous audit. Both parties intend to sign the extension as soon as feasible.
Given the delicate fiscal circumstances in which Barca finds itself, it is clear that Leo will not be able to continue getting what he did. Jorge Messi, on the other hand, was quite understanding in his initial meeting with Laporta. The meeting was covered by TV3 a month ago. They even predicted that his son would take half of his current bill.
Neymar has made no secret of his desire to play alongside Lionel Messi again. He is yet to sign a new contract with PSG. In 2022, his contract will expire.