Barcelona officials reportedly have an positive perspective in regards to the chance of signing superstar striker Lionel Messi to a new contract.
As per Goal’s Ruben Uria, Barcelona is “optimistic” an deal will complete in spite of there being no agreement set up right now.
Messi, who has been with the club for as long as 17 seasons, will see his ebb and flow contract lapse toward the finish of June.
Uria added that Barcelona have stayed in “constant dialogue” with Messi’s father and specialist, Jorge Messi, albeit an authority offer hasn’t yet been made to the Argentine.
The previous summer, there were bits of gossip in regards to Messi needing to leave Barcelona, with Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain apparently making a push to sign him.
ESPN revealed at the time that Messi had called Manchester City chief and previous Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola to disclose to him he needed to leave Barca.
Notwithstanding the bits of gossip, the 33-year-old Messi played out the 2020-21 La Liga season for Barcelona and stayed prevailing, driving La Liga with 30 league goals in 35 appearances.
As a club, Barcelona had a somewhat disappointing season, however, as it completed third in La Liga behind Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid.
Messi isn’t utilized to group disappointment at Barca, as the Blaugrana are 10-time La Liga champions, seven-time Copa del Rey victors and four-time UEFA Champions League champions during his tenure.
As indicated by Uria, Messi is concerned more about Barcelona handling a more competitive team than he is with his salary.
Messi, who is presently playing for Argentina at the Copa America, is one of the best soccer players ever with six Ballon d’Or awards to his credit and 672 career goals with Barcelona on his resume too.
Proceeding to win trophies during the last piece of his vocation could help put him apart from any semblance of Pele and Cristiano Ronaldo in the history of the game, and dependent on Uria’s report, Messi might be awaiting assurances that Barcelona can give him a winning formula pushing ahead.