Lionel Messi’s long run at Barcelona has come into query in contemporary weeks, along with his present contract set to run out in the summertime.
The Catalan facet have already misplaced Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain and there used to be communicate the Argentina world may be on his manner out.
However, with the January switch window rapid drawing near, Barca have reportedly acted unexpectedly and agreed a new take care of Messi.
And La Liga president Javier Tebas has claimed the experiences are correct, regardless of the membership having but to verify it.
“Messi has a freelance which has been renewed,” Tebas informed journalists.
“Contracts are legitimate when they’re signed and now not when it’s introduced that they’ve been signed.
“Messi has signed with Barcelona, if I have not been lied to, he has signed.”
Talk of Messi’s new contract dates again to October when Barca CEO Oscar Grau claimed the La Liga membership would provide him a new lifetime deal.
“The membership will be offering him an entire life contract,” he mentioned.
“The concept is for Leo, who has been right here since he used to be little, to stick right here for existence as he’s an icon.
“After he finishes taking part in we would like him to stay connected to the membership.”
However, Messi claimed ultimate week he does nonetheless harbour a want of returning to Argentina to constitute his former membership Newell’s Old Boys.
“The desire is always playing for Newell’s, it is what I dreamed as a kid,” he mentioned.
“When I went to the membership I imagined taking part in within the Primera Division, however I have no idea what is going to occur in a couple of years.
“I will not say I am going again as a result of I have no idea the place I will be.”