Messi’s Barcelona long term at the present stays unsure with conflicting messages popping out of the Nou Camp.
The 30-year-outdated, who has began the season in breathtaking shape by scoring 12 targets from 8 appearances, is but to officially signal an extension.
His present deal expires subsequent summer season however president Bartomeu has claimed the Argentina global is already enjoying below the phrases of an extension.
But Benedito, who’s these days campaigning for signatures to resort a vote of no self assurance in opposition to Bartomeu, says the present president is mendacity about Lionel Messi.
“Bartomeu has said that the contract is signed, but that is not true,” he stated.
”This contract with out the signature of Messi has no validity.
“Although it’s been signed by his father, he [Bartomeu] wishes the signature of the participant.”
Benedito additionally prompt that Messi is looking ahead to Bartomeu to depart sooner than signing an extension.
“It’s imaginable that the presence of Bartomeu is the primary impediment for this now not being whole,” he added.
“I am hoping the president explains the reality, as a result of this isn’t the primary time he lies.”
Bartomeu up to now stated: ”The reliable picture with the signature we will be able to do, there is no rush.
“The contract used to be signed by his father, in addition to that of his basis and his symbol contract.
“He does not want to signal it, his father already has. He is already enjoying with the brand new contract.
“There’s no higher check to his dedication than to look him play.”