Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is in talks with the Catalan club to extend his contract.
As previously reported, the agreement will be signed under the “1+1” scheme, now the President of Barca, Josep Bartomeu, is discussing the details with his father and agent Leo Jorge Messi.
Messi‘s salary under the new contract will remain at the same level (about 30 million euros a year). The parties have a great understanding when conducting negotiations, they are extremely optimistic.
Messi’s contracts with Barcelona usually have a clause that runs until June 10, according to which he can leave the team at the end of each season if he considers that he is no longer ready to play.
Jose Luis Chilavert: “Maradona didn’t win a percentage of what Messi won. Lionel is the best»
Former Paraguay goalkeeper Jose Luis Chilavert compared Argentina forward Lionel Messi to ex-striker Diego Maradona.
“Messi is the best player on the planet, no doubt about it. Maradona did not win a percentage of what Messi won.
Argentines should thank Messi for choosing Argentina [rather than Spain], it is a pleasure to watch him play,” Chilavert told Radio Rivadavia.
Messi will extend his contract with Barcelona until 2023 under the “1+1” scheme
Barcelona will soon agree on all the details of a new contract with team captain Lionel Messi.
The agreement will run until 2023, but it will be concluded under the “1+1” scheme.
The current contract of the Argentine with the blue-garnet is calculated until the summer of 2021. A year before the new contract expires, the 32-year-old striker will determine his own future.
There is always a clause in Messi’s contracts with Barcelona that runs until June 10, according to which he can leave the team at the end of each season.
Messi joined the Barca Academy in 2000, and has been playing for the first team since 2003.
Messi scored the 699th goal of his career
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi scored a goal against Leganes (2-0).
The Argentine converted a penalty in the second half. This goal was his 699th in his career (629 in the Barcelona team, 70 in the Argentina national team).
In addition, Messi scored the 56th penalty in La Liga and shares second place on this indicator with Hugo Sanchez, behind only Cristiano Ronaldo (61 penalties scored).