Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi is in the final week of his contract with the Spanish club, and it has been confirmed that he will sign a new contract till 2023.
The recent signings of Sergio Aguero and Memphis Depay convinced the Argentine playmaker to extend his contract with the Spanish giants.
Transfer window specialist Italian journalist, Fabrizio Romano, confirmed that an agreement between Barcelona and Messi is all but reached, with only a few details of the contract remaining to be finalised. Messi, as claimed by Romano, will sign a new contract that would keep him at the club till 2023.
“Lionel Messi will extend his contract with Barcelona until June 2023, all parties involved have no doubt – but there are still some clauses to be fixed in the contract ‘structure’. #Messi
…that’s why there’s no official announcement yet. But it’s just a matter of time,” he tweeted.
According to Le10 Sport, the announcement of Messi’s contract extension could be made on his birthday on Thursday.
This comes after Barca president Joan Laporta was said to have been working tirelessly to get Messi to sign a new contract. Though a few details are to be finalised before the deal becomes offcial.