Barcelona to confirm Messi’s new contract on Thursday. Barcelona are hoping to announce striker Lionel Messi’s new contract on Thursday. According to Mundo Deportivo.
Messi, 34, has reportedly agreed to a new five-year contract after months linked to his transfer.
He is believed to have agreed to the contract on lower wage terms. With Barca needing to cut substantial base costs.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona president Joan Laporta is confident the club can announce a new Messi contract soon. leaving only the finer details waiting to be dealt with.
Laporta said of the situation earlier this week: “We are doing what we can. It hasn’t been completely fixed yet. But it’s going well. And it’s in the way everyone thinks.”
“We will do everything within the club’s possibilities to keep Messi going. We have a lot of possibilities. Because we have players who want to keep going.”
But even if the deal is confirmed on Thursday, Barca will not yet register Messi as a La Liga player as the Catalan giants are heavily overstated by the salary cap.
Meanwhile, four new signings for the club this summer – Memphis Depay, Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia and Emerson Royal – have yet to be registered.
Clubs must first sell their players in order to reduce the amount of money spent on their wages.