Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu is adamant Lionel Messi will put pen to paper on a new deal at the Camp Nou.
The 31-year-old’s current contract with the Blaugrana ends in the summer of 2021 and the club are determined to get fresh terms over the line to avoid speculation regarding the player’s future down the line.
Bartomeu feels Messi will ultimately extend his stay with the Catalan giants beyond his current deal. “Leo Messi will continue with us,” Bartomeu told Marca. “He is a club player and the relationship will continue forever.”
Meanwhile, Barca are also thought to be working on a new deal for Jordi Alba, who will be out of contract in the summer of 2020 and is seeking a fresh terms.