Bartomeu planning to keep Messi at the Camp Nou until 2022
According to Mundo Deportivo, as soon as Neymar renews his deal, Barcelona will draw up a new contract to keep the Argentine at the club well into his thirties.
Mundo Deportivo claim Barcelona are planning to offer Leo Messi an improvement on his current deal with the club. According to the story on the paper’s front page, the Argentine front man’s continued presence at the Camp Nou features heavily in the top brass’ plans to renovate the stadium. The Catalan sports daily alleges that the new deal will run until 2022, by which time the mega star will be 35 years of age.
However, Neymar’s renewed contract will be drawn up first. AS published a story reporting how an improvement in the Brazilian’s conditions would have a knock-on effect when the enigmatic number 10 eventually sits down at the negotiation table. Messi has renewed his contract six times: in June 2005, September 2005, January 2007, June 2008, September 2008, December 2012 and May 2014.