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  • Updated: July 03, 2021

Messi's Contract Is Progressing — Barca President Laporta

Messi's Contract Is Progressing — Barca President Laporta

Joan Laporta | Source: Getty Images

Barcelona's contract negotiations with Lionel Messi "are progressing as expected", club president Joan Laporta told Spanish public television on Friday.

The Argentine superstar, who is currently at the Copa America, became a free agent on Thursday when his last contract with Barcelona expired.

"We want him to stay, Leo wants to stay and we are looking for the best formula," said Laporta.

"We would like it to be concluded as quickly as possible but we know it will take time."

Messi, 34, joined Barcelona as a 13-year-old but tried to leave last August, citing a clause in his contract and a club that had had "no project or anything for a long time".

He has inevitably been linked with a series of possible moves, from Manchester City and Paris St-Germain to David Beckham's Inter Miami.

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La Liga Santander 2020/2021 TABLE

La Liga Santander
No Teams P Pts
1 Atletico Madrid 38 86
2 Real Madrid 38 84
3 Barcelona 38 79
4 Sevilla 38 77
5 Real Sociedad 38 62
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Lionel Messi
Lionel
Messi
AR Argentina
  • HEIGHT

    169cm

  • WEIGHT

    72kg

  • AGE

    34

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