New contract for Messi as Barcelona want to start negotiations. As confirmed by Spanish press SPORT.
Barça president Josep Maria Bartomeu plans to begin talks over an extension, with the current terms expiring in 2021, in the coming days.
With Messi moving into the final 12 months of his deal and after not taking up an option to leave for free this summer, Barça want to get to work. In the current situation, Messi would be free to talk to any club from January. He will be in the final six months of his contract.
Messi turns 33 on June 24 but is still full of motivation and excitement to lead Barça to more titles and win more individual honours himself.
He won his sixth Ballon d’Or last year, a unique achievement in football. However, the passing of years means his future is being dealt with in the short-term, not the long-term.
Credit: Sport English