La Liga: Barcelona hopeful of Lionel Messi signing new contract

Sunday, May 7, 2017

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FC Barcelona Vice President Jordi Mestre has expressed hope about Lionel Messi finalising an agreement to stay at the club in the coming weeks.

“The truth is everything looks good,” Mestre said, when asked for an update on Messi’s contract situation after Barca’s 4-1 win over Villarreal on Saturday.

“Everything will end up well. If they’re saying there are problems (with the talks) in Madrid, then I’m delighted to be able to contradict them. Messi’s contract renewal is on track. I’d say in a few weeks there will be news.

I cannot give an exact date, but it won’t be long,” he added.

Messi’s contract runs down in 2018 and he is in talks over a new deal to extend his stay at the club. There were reports by Diario Sport previously that the offer to Messi will be until 2022.

Messi scored his 50th and 51st goals of the season on Saturday against Villarreal to breathe down Real Madrid’s neck at the top of the table.

Meanwhile, Real moved to within three victories of winning La Liga with a 4-0 demolition of Granada.

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