The Catalan club intends to begin negotiations in the coming days for an extension of Lionel Messi’s contract. The Argentinian striker’s current lease expires in 2021.
The FC Barcelona gave a sigh of relief earlier this week. June 1, the clause allowing Lionel Messi to leave his forever club has expired. Unsurprisingly, the “Pulga” will therefore play one more season under the colors of the Blaugranas.
But the Catalan leaders still have work to do. According to several Spanish media, namely the Cope and the daily Sport, Barça will launch in the coming days discussions for a contract extension of its No. 10. It is time: Messi will be free in 2021, and in these cases it is fashionable to renew his confidence in his best player, to avoid all speculation around a possible departure.
A gigantic salary
The last contract signed by Messi dates back to 2017, and it is in solid gold. It is estimated at 70 million euros gross, which affects the finances of the club, not really bright. Messi would he be ready to lower his fees for the good of his club? It would be surprising.
At nearly 33, the six-fold Golden Ball is still in top form. He is still – and by far – the best player on his team. It points fairly clearly at the head of the Liga goal scorers ranking with 19 achievements in 27 days. Thigh alert sidelined him for the past two days but according to the Catalan press, Messi should be operational for the resumption of the championship against Mallorca next weekend.
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