The Argentina international and FC Barcelona’s star forward Lionel Messi is yet to begin negotiations over a new contract with the Spanish giant FC Barcelona.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 19, 2016
The Spanish champions FC Barcelona’s vice-president, Jordi Mestre has recently admitted that they have yet to begin negotiations with the Argentine over an improved deal.
According to latest reports in the Spanish press last week claimed that the Argentine ace Messi's father Jorge had travelled to meet FC Barcelona’s officials to begin negotiations over a new deal that would make the five times ballon d’Or Argentina star the best-paid player in the world.
But the vice-president of FC Barcelona, Jordi Mestre has admitted that discussions had not yet been held, but he is confident of securing an agreement early next year.
As Jordi Mestre said in an interview with the Movistar Plus,
"We still haven't started negotiations for Messi's renewal, but after those of Neymar and Luis Suarez, we hope to finalise it in the first trimester of the year,”