There’s cheering news for Barcelona fans as the club has reportedly agreed a new two-year deal with talismanic captain Lionel Messi.
Messi, 33, had failed in an earlier bid to force a move away from the club after their humiliating exit at the hands of Bayern Munich in last season’s Champions League.
Despite being persuaded to stay, the six-time ballon d’Or winner did not commit his future to the club during the 2020-21 campaign, though, as powerhouses Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain closely monitored his situation.
However, reports in Spain claimed that Messi has decided to continue at Barcelona and will soon sign a new deal with the club until the summer of 2023.
This comes after the capture of compatriot Sergio Aguero at Camp Nou for the 2021-22 season, following his switch from Manchester City as a free agent on a two-year deal.
Messi – who will turn 34 later this month – enjoyed another stellar campaign in Catalonia last term, chalking up 38 goals and 14 assists in 47 appearances across all competitions.
He is presently in camp with Argentina in preparation for this summer’s Copa America.