Leo Messi will renew his contract with Barcelona until 2026. The agreement between the Argentine star and the Catalans is now complete and the only thing missing now is that President Joan Laporta manages to reduce the salaries of the players, so that the captain can sign his new contract.
Negotiations that have begun in recent months have been closed, as SPORT learns from reliable sources in Barcelona that it is set to become official in the coming days.
Messi was without a contract from June 30, but always showed interest in extending his relationship with Barcelona. The renewal will be for five years with a 50% salary reduction, forced by the bad financial situation the club is going through.
Messi is currently still on holiday in Ibiza. One thing is for sure, Messi will not return to training until a new contract is signed and that he will not take part in the match against Juventus if the renewal is not formalized.