Barcelona president Joan Laporta says Lionel Messi’s contract negotiations are going well. La Pulga has not extended his contract not because of money problems.
Lionel Messi’s contract at Barcelona expires at the end of this month. The Blaugrana are now in a race against time to try to keep the Argentine star.
The Barcelona camp has offered Messi a new contract. Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, has also met with Messi’s agent and father, Jorge Messi
Laporta revealed that the negotiation process for Messi’s new contract was going well. However, the two parties have not yet reached an agreement.
“We are in talks with Leo’s representatives,” Laporta said during the introduction of new Barcelona defender Eric Garcia.
We agreed a new contract with Leo. It’s going well, but it’s not finished yet.”
Laporta also denied Messi has not extended his contract at Barcelona because of money issues. Previously, it was rumored that Barcelona’s move to secure La Pulga was disrupted by the financial crisis they were facing. They are said to still have to wait for the results of the financial audit.
The 58-year-old confirmed that Messi’s contract extension was not affected by the audit results. Messi revealed that Laporta already knows Barcelona’s financial condition and still wants to stay at Camp Nou.
“We more or less know the results for this year. The audit, when we finish it in July, will give us more data. However, regarding this agreement, we have made decisions and strategies,” Laporta added.
He shows a lot of understanding, and it’s not about money.”
“He wants to continue the process and wants to have a competitive team to win the Champions League and the league title. There is no signing that we have made in connection with these negotiations. We know that Leo wants to stay, but he has other offers.”
Messi Agrees to Extend Contract by 2 Years at Barcelona?
Lionel Messi’s contract at Barcelona expires at the end of June 2021. La Pulga is reportedly willing to extend his tenure at Camp Nou for the next two years.
Messi’s future at Barcelona has become a hot topic of discussion before his contract ends there. The Argentine star has so far not signed a contract extension.
This condition causes Messi to be rumored to want to move from Barcelona next season. Several of Europe’s top clubs have been linked with the six-time Ballon d’Or winner.
Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are said to be the leading teams who want Messi’s services. The two clubs are believed to be very capable of paying the 33-year-old’s salary which is fantastic.
Even so, the future of Lionel Messi at Barcelona seems to be starting to see a bright spot. Quoted from Marca , the Blaugana captain has agreed to stay in Catalunya.
Messi is claimed to have agreed to extend his contract at Barcelona for the next two years. The agreement only needs to finalize some details of the contract before it is announced to the public
There are several reasons that are believed to make Messi want to stay at Barcelona. La Pulga is reportedly happy with the Blaugrana under the leadership of the new president, Joan Laporta .
In addition, Messi is also happy with the arrival of his best friend, Sergio Aguero , at the Camp Nou. The former Manchester City striker has just signed for Barcelona for free and has a contract until 2023.
In his self-introduction session at Camp Nou, Aguero did not cover his desire to be able to play with Lionel Messi at Barcelona . However, Kun stressed that he would not interfere with what his compatriot wanted to decide.