Reports: Barcelona agree new deal with Messi's father to keep him at the Camp Nou
It’s not all doom and gloom for Messi and Barcelona fans as the according to reports the little argentine is set to extend his stay at the club he’s played all his life. Losing the final to Chile in the Copa America and then the whole mess about the tax fraud case had made it a miserable summer for Lionel.
So much so that there were reports saying he had decided to leave Barcelona after feeling discontent at life in Spain. But this news is encouraging signs that the superstar is set to stay for a long time to come.
Messi has been one of the best players in the world for quite some time now. The success he has achieved with Barcellona ever since he made his debut as a teenager has made it unthinkable that he would ever leave the Camp Nou.
He has been linked with the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea with a switch to English football but of course none of that has ever materials. but this summer, in particular, has been the toughest period of his life which might have finally got him thinking.
The Argentine even decided to quit international football to the shock of the word at the age of 29. These events that have transpired have got the Nou Camp worried that the day Messi leaves might have finally come.
But according to El Mundo Deportivo, none of that is going to happen with a new deal already in place for Messi t sign and his father already on board with the Argentine extending his deal.
Barcelona are in a good financial position: Josep Maria Bartomeu
Barcelona’s club president spoke last month about his contract situation. “We need to renew the contract of Messi, as well as lots of other players that we want to stay.” Bartomeu also spoke about the club’s financials amid rumours they might not have the money to keep their biggest stars
“We've had another record revenue of €670 million, pending an audit, which will be presented at the end of July,' Bartomeu added. That's €62 million more than last year. We've reduced our debt by €40 million and it's now at €280 million.”
Barcelona also had a campaign called #WeAreAllLeoMessi to try and encourage people to support the player during his tax fraud case but the righteousness of that decision can certainly be questioned.