The legendary Argentine’s current deal runs until June 30th, and this saga is continuing to drag on and on in dramatic style.
According to Marca, Barcelona president Joan Laporta remains optimistic that Messi will sign a new contract in the next few days, though the report adds that not much progress has been made during talks.
It’s staggering that Barca could allow this situation to arise with their greatest ever player, with top clubs around the world now likely to be on alert as it might not be too long before they can sign this elite talent for nothing.
It’s hard to imagine Messi wearing any other team’s colours, but it’s surely a big worry for Barcelona that he still hasn’t committed his future to them.
Could we see the 34-year-old in the Premier League before his career is done? Or will there be a late turnaround that sees him extend his stay at Barcelona?