That’s according to Spanish publication El Confidencial, that claims Messi has told his closest friends that he wants Barcelona to re-sign the Brazilian superstar at all cost and very soon.
Messi’s contract is set to expire in 2021 and president Josep Maria Bartomeu is desperate to extend his stay.
El Confidencial claims Messi has been offered a deal worth a whooping £865,000-a-week until at least June 2023 – by which time he’ll be 35.
However, the report claims Messi is ‘not happy at Barcelona’ and the only thing that would motivate him to sign another three-year deal would be the arrival of Neymar Jnr.
The Spanish champions are aware of Messi’s feelings and thoughts and have set their sights on a reunion with PSG’s Neymar, who is expected to cost £135million or even more.
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