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Lionel Messi All Set To Extend Barcelona Contract Till 2022

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Barcelona fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief as the club's most valuable player - Lionel Messi - is all set to put pen to paper on a bumper new deal that will see the Argentine getting tied down till 2022.

With just 18 months to go on his current contract, there was some uneasiness around the Camp Nou as speculations were rife of the impending departure of the five-time Ballon D’OR winner on free transfer at the end of 2018 season.

A reunion with former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola at Manchester City wasn't being ruled out, as according to reports, Messi had declined to sign a new deal in July 2016 and 'wanted to keep his options open’.

But Messi’s father has calmed those fears by revealing that everything is going as per plans and Messi will stay at Barcelona for a long time.

'There is absolutely no danger that Lionel Messi is going to leave Barcelona,’ Spanish radio Cadena Ser announced after speaking to Jorge Messi on Wednesday night.

Barcelona is expected to make Messi the highest paid player in Europe with a reported annual salary of around 30 million pounds.

It’s a last ditch effort by the Catalan giants to appease Messi after their directors made controversial statements regarding Leo and created headlines for all the wrong reasons.

"Messi would not be as good without Iniesta, Neymar and co," Director Pere Gratacos was quoted as saying by the Spanish website Sport . He was relieved of his duties the next day by the Camp Nou outfit ‘for having publicly expressed a personal opinion that does not match that of the club’.

“Barcelona has to analyse this situation with a cold head and common sense. Barca can’t exceed 70 percent of its budget on wages and therefore we have to make the numbers add up,” Director Oscar Grau said at the Forum Europa last week.

Both Luiz Suarez and Luis Enrique had hit out at the statement and the entire saga revealed the increasing gap between the club’s dressing room and the board room.

“With Messi what you have to do is give him a new contract, not have common sense," Suarez told reporters after their win over Athletic Bilbao.

Lionel Messi All Set To Extend Barcelona Contract Till 2022
 

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Still the contact is far from extention. Barca's adamant is the culprit. I hope he agrees the new deal :)
 

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Barca is facing financial crisis, having sign all 3 MSN contracts within 2 years...
 

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Not crisis exactly. Crunch time. They will sell Arda and Alexis Vidal to raise the fund.
 

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