The primary touch will take place one week from now about the augmentation of Lionel Messi ‘s contract. According to COPE — and affirmed by SPORT — Barça president Josep Maria Bartomeu hopes to launch negotiations about augmentation in the coming days, with the new terms terminating in 2021.
Messi turns 33 on June 24 however is still loaded with inspiration and enthusiasm to lead Barça to more titles and earn himself progressively individual distinctions. Last year he won his 6th Ballon d’Or, a rare achievement in football. In any case, the passage of years means his future must be dealt with for the time being, not in the long haul.
With Messi going into the final a year of his contract — and not having taken up a chance to leave this summer for free — Barça needs to get the chance to work. In the present situation, since he will be in the final a half year of his contract, Messi would be free to speak with any club from January.
On the pitch, Messi is fit as a fiddle to take on Mallorca one weekend from now when LaLiga returns due to the coronavirus pandemic after a three-month break. His absence from Wednesday’s training has generated media alarm, however, he has no issues and will start when the action is back.