Barcelona are more and more assured that Lionel Messi will signal a brand new contract – ending discuss of a possible transfer to Man City or Paris Saint-Germain.
Messi’s present deal is ready to run out this summer season, simply 12 months after publicly declaring he wished to go away the LaLiga membership.
The signing of shut buddy and compatriot Sergio Aguero on a free switch from Manchester City seems to have sealed the deal as such.
In keeping with dependable switch guru Fabrizio Romano, Barcelona are engaged on the final particulars and clauses on a brand new two-year deal for Messi.
Newly-elected Barca president Joan Laporta has pledged to do his utmost to maintain Messi on the membership.
Talking final week he indicated a deal was near being agreed, saying: “Leo certainly deserves extra and will make extra elsewhere, however his need is to make Barca nice.
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“I’m certain that he appreciates the trouble we’re making, and I believe that he’s excited and motivated by the undertaking we’re constructing.
“For Leo, it isn’t about cash, it’s concerning the crew and its probabilities of profitable.
“Leo, above all, needs to really feel comfy, to really feel appreciated. After which to win.”