- Lionel Messi's current deal with Barcelona expires at the end of this season
- The 33-year-old made attempts to leave the Catalans in the summer
- Messi dropped his transfer request in August but changed his mind about leaving them later
Lionel Messi's future at Barcelona remains uncertain despite the five-time Ballon d'Or winner having less than seven months on his current deal.
The 33-year-old has been linked with a number of clubs - with Manchester City and Inter Milan leading the race for his signature next summer.
However, in spite of his exit rumours, no club has come forward to make any official offer for the Argentine who seems to have been tired of life at Camp Nou.
Despite Paris Saint Germain's recent link for the attacker, the French League champions are also yet to make any bid for the want-away La Liga superstar.
Messi is yet to find his spark this season having struggled to find the back of the net eight times in 15 games across competitions - a huge part of the goals coming from the penalty spot.
While the Catalans are also not at their best as they occupy the eighth position on the log with 17 points from 11 games - nine points behind table-toppers and next opponent, Real Sociedad.
Though the attacker and his agents are planning to tell prospective suitors that now is not the time to lure him away from his present club due to their struggles so far this term
And Goal reports that Messi and his representatives will not be entertaining any negotiation with potential employers at this stage as they are exercising patience to see how things pan in the end.
The four-time Champions League winner also wants to discover his ability to help the Catalans finish strong, adding that he is in no rush to make any decision.
As it stands now, Messi will be allowed to speak with any club of his choice starting from next month if he decides to leave at the end of this season.
But so many are hoping the Argentine will pen a new deal to put an end to any exit rumours in the coming months.
Meanwhile, this might not be possible until the club has elected a new president which is scheduled to hold on January 24, 2021.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Lionel Messi scored the all-important goal that powered Barcelona to a 1-0 victory over Levante at Camp Nou over the weekend.
The win propelled Ronald Koeman's men to 17 points from 11 matches as they currently occupy the eighth position on the log.
Messi fired a left-foot shot into the right corner of the post after receiving a superb overhead pass from Frenkie de Jong towards the end of the meeting.
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