Messi to sign new Barcelona contract in May - report
The Cadena SER programme 'El Larguero' says Lionel Messi is set to end months of uncertainty by finally renewing his Barça dealBarcelona vs Valencia: Copa del Rey semi-final 17/18
Lionel Messi is expected to sign a new Barcelona contract next month, according to a report on Spanish radio on Monday evening.
The Cadena SER show 'El Larguero' says that Messi's father and agent, Jorge, is due in the Catalan capital in May to finalise the 29-year-old's fresh terms.
Messi to sign contract until 2022
The programme adds that Messi, whose current deal expires in 2018, is likely to put pen to paper on a five-year agreement running until 2022.
The Argentina captain's renewal would bring to an end months of speculation over his future at the Camp Nou, where he has spent his entire career.
It would also see Messi join strike partners Luis Suárez and Neymar - who signed new contracts late last year - in committing to Los Azulgranas.
Since his first-team debut in 2004, he has scored 497 goals in 573 games, helping Barça to a trophy haul featuring eight LaLiga titles and four Champions Leagues.
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