- Lionel Messi’s possible Premier League appearance has once again hit the rocks
- Barcelona are ready to offer the Argentine a fresh two-year contract
- The new deal will see Messi earn £1.15million-a-week wages
Lionel Messi is reportedly in talks with Barcelona over a possible fresh two year deal that will see him remain at the club until the end of 2023 season.
The Argentine is looking to extend his stay at the club, but Barcelona have vowed not to increase if current wages as he earns £1.15million-a-week.
Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo are reporting that the Catalan club will not increase the player’s wages with the club also suffering the effect of the pandemic financially.
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It was gathered that Messi’s father Jorge is currently in talks with the club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu with suggestions that both parties have agreed on the contract terms.
The new two-year deal will allow Messi have an option of extending his stay once at the end of each season considering if he can "continue to compete" at the top level.
However the hopes of the six-time Ballon d’Or winner to feature in the Premier League could be finally over as it was earlier claimed that Manchester City were in pole position to land the Argentinian international.
Messi has also been linked with other top clubs including Manchester United, Inter Milan, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Paris Saint Germain.
Meanwhile, Lionel Messi has been dragged into a middle of a controversy after he was spotted on camera punching Sevilla star Diego Carlos.
Barcelona's night ended in frustrations as they played out a 0-0 draw with Sevilla and they dropped two vital points away from home.
The main talking points of the game occurred was when Messi clashed with Carlos in the first half. The Barcelona captain appeared to have hit the Brazilian defender who went down into down to the ground dramatically.
Messi was not punished for the incident as fans took to social media to question the referee's decision for not showing him a yellow or red card.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Real Madrid on Sunday night, June 21, climbed to the top of the Spanish La Liga table after beating Real Sociedad 2-1 in which Frenchman Karim Benzema scored the winner.
Going into the match, Real Madrid knew they had the advantage to top the Spanish La Liga standings with a win after Barcelona failed to beat Sevilla in their own game.
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