The current agreement of the Argentine with the Catalan club is calculated until June 30 of next year.
The Madrid newspaper Marca reports that Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu intends to begin negotiations on a new contract with team captain Lionel Messi next week.
The current agreement between the Argentine and the blue-garnet is calculated until June 30 of next year. Earlier, Messi did not use the clause of the contract, which allowed him to leave Barcelona as a free agent this summer.
A source cited by Marca reports that Bartomeu was already trying to start negotiations with Messi during the current season, but the player was evading discussions for various reasons.
On the part of Lionel, negotiations will be conducted by his agent and father Jorge Messi. The footballer, who turns 33 on June 24, wants the clause to be included in the new agreement, allowing him to break the agreement after any of the following seasons. The attacker understands that, due to his age, it is time for him to think about how and when to end his career, and he wants to part with Barcelona, in good shape.
Messi has been advocating blue garnet throughout his professional career. This season, he has 24 goals and 16 assists in 31 matches, taking into account all the tournaments.
In total, the Argentinean has 718 matches, 627 goals scored, and 261 assists in Barcelona. He is the club’s top scorer in history.