This is the big file to manage on the side of FC Barcelona: the future of Lionel Messi. At the end of the contract next June, the Argentine has not yet extended and clubs like Paris Saint-Germain are trying their luck to recruit him. For his part, the new Barça president Joan Laporta has made the extension of number 10 his priority, and a meeting even took place recently with the player’s father. The objective is clear: to extend “La Pulga” before giving him an ambassadorial role while leaving him the possibility of going to discover MLS at the same time.
To convince Lionel Messi, the Blaugranas therefore see things in a big way. In very large even. According to the daily serious information The Times, Barça wants to offer him a ten-year contract, with therefore a few more seasons in the Catalan jersey and an end of career in Major League Soccer, the American championship, while starting his role as the club’s ambassador to the USA. A tempting proposition on paper. It remains to be seen whether Lionel Messi will be seduced to him from start to finish.