Barcelona president: We will renew the contract Messi whenever he will be ready

Barcelona’s Argentine captain’s current contract ends after two seasons, but the Blaugrana president will not force Messi to sign a new contract yet.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has insisted that the club will try to reach agreement with Lionel Messi to renew the contract, but they will not accelerate these negotiations.

Messi renewed his contract with the Catalan club in November 2017. This contract will not end until the summer of 2021.

But he has proven that despite his age, he can continue to play at the highest level of football yet, Barcelona does not want to risk losing it, as club leaders believe that Messi can contribute even more.

“Messi’s contract will end in two years, but, seeing his appearances, we will have it for many more years. Leo is intelligent, he knows how to measure things. If he feels good, he will tell us, “said Bartomeu.

“Whenever he decides, we will renew the contract. Messi is the best player in the history of this sport. ”

As for El Clasicos that will take place tonight, the greatest concern for Catalans is whether Messi will be able to play from the first minute of the game after he suffered a injury in the match against Valencia. The Argentine is part of the guest squad for this match.

Despite being 31-year-old, the Argentine has proven this season that he can continue to play at the highest level of football yet. In just 27 appearances for this season, he has scored 29 goals and has assisted 17 others.