Messi has not yet signed the deal, however terms for a new contract are already said to have been agreed.

By 90Min
August 21, 2017

Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has suggested that Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi will sign a new contract at the Catalan giants.

The Argentinian forward has not yet signed the deal, however terms for a new contract are already said to have been agreed.

With Luis Suarez sidelined for a month with a knee injury and Neymar having already departed this summer, Messi has become even more vital to Barcelona's team.

As a result Barcelona have moved to offer the world class forward a new contract, in the hope that he will stay with the side for the foreseeable future.

Although he is yet to sign, Balague has said that he will do so despite the disappointing loss of Neymar already this summer.

Barcelona have been working hard to fill the void left by Neymar's departure, but have recently turned their attention to Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele.

However if Barcelona announce that Messi has signed a new deal then it could well turn out to be the best piece of business they do.

Recently news has reported that Manchester City are ready to activate Messi's release clause, however Barcelona will now look to squash these rumours by getting the Argentinian to sign a new contract.

Messi has won five Ballon d'Or's during his time at Barcelona and has scored 349 goals in 383 games, such that he is already recognised as one of the best players to have ever graced a football pitch.

With crazy money being spent on Neymar, Barcelona may well fear the same could happen with Messi, such that tying him down on a long term deal will be key to their success in the coming seasons.

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