The recent controversy about Lionel Messi’s contract could soon be forgotten as it seems the Barcelona board are ready to offer their superstar a new contract at Camp Nou.
At the official press conference to inform the public about the redevelopment of their stadium, vice-president, Javier Faus, said that any feud with Messi is now “settled.”
“The row is something which is happily resolved now, as Leo has said on a number of occasions. There was no bad intent meant on either side,” said Faus.
“He’s the best in the world and he’s been that for the last five years, whatever the (Ballon d’Or) awards say. He’ll continue playing for Barca”
“I would second the presidents (Sandro Rosell’s) words: he’s the best player in the world and he deserves the best economic treatment."
Faus is one of the club’s senior board members when it comes to deciding how Barcelona should spend their money and his comments seem a trustworthy indication that Messi’s contract will soon be upgraded.
Rumours indicated that Messi is unhappy with his current deal, particularly since Cristiano Ronaldo signed a new deal with Real Madrid, which makes him the highest paid footballer in the world.
The Argentine currently has four-and-a-half years remaining on his current deal, and Faus had stated that he didn’t see any reason to extend Messi’s contract every six months.
However, it seems things have changed at Camp Nou and Barcelona are now eager to agree another deal, which is likely to better Ronaldo’s current wage package, to make Messi the best-paid player in the world.
Messi made his senior debut for Barcelona in 2004, and is set to celebrate his 400th appearance for the club in their Copa del Rey match against Levante tonight.
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