Reports from major news sources in Spain and England suggest that Barcelona’s mercurial attacker Messi will be putting pen to paper on a new contract that will secure his stay at the Camp Nou until 2021 with the available option of renewal for an additional year
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s career as a Barcelona player is approaching two decades, comprising his rise through the club’s La Masia youth system to his attainment of the status of one of the most influential, successful, and prestigious footballers to have ever played the game
The Barcelona forward is widely expected to officially sign and confirm the deal on his return to the club for preseason activities, with his new release clause after the supposed new contract expected to rise to a whopping 300 million euros
The 30-year-old hold significant records at both club and national level as he is the all-time highest goalscorer in both categories for Barcelona and Argentina.
He has won 8 Spanish League titles, alongside 4 UEFA Champions League trophies throughout his stay in Barcelona so far since he made his official senior debut in 2003