Mundo Deportivo: Messi will reportedly be offered a lifelong contract
- Messi has the option to terminate his contract at Barca on June 30.
- Barca's president is said to be in contact with Messi's father, even though there's no hurry to extend.
- Barcelona reportedly plan to offer Lionel life-long contract.
Recently, Spanish outlet El Pais broke the news about an option in Leo Messi's contract at Barcelona which allows him to terminate the deal every summer on June 30 and leave for non-European club.
Today though, Mundo Deportivo have reported that Barca's president Josep-Maria Bartomeu is already in contact with Jorge Messi, Leo's father as they are allegedly negotiating lifelong deal for the Argentine legend.
Previous reports from ESPN have claimed that Barca plan to offer Messi a new contract that would run until 2023. The negotiations are set to start in late 2019 or early 2020. Leo's current deal expires in 2021.
This term, the 32-year-old has yet to make an appearance. While the captain remains injured, the Blaugrana have only won one of their three La Liga games. With four points, the Catalans are currently 8th in the table, five points behind leaders Atletico Madrid.
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