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In July, Bartomeu said Messi had already signed his new contract


In July, Bartomeu said Messi had already signed his new contract

Last month, Barcelona's president confirmed twice that Messi had signed a four-year contract extension and that the club was preparing a presentation.

Barcelona admitted a few days ago that Leo Messi has yet to sign the contract which will keep him at the club until June 2021. That admission leaves club president Josep Maria Bartomeu in a spot of bother as last month he announced that the contract extension had been agreed and signed by the player. On 28 July, Bartomeu spoke to ESPN as a guest on the programme: Jorge Ramos y su Banda. During that interview, Bartomeu publicly announced that the club was planning a special presentation event to celebrate Messi's four-year contract extension and confirmed twice that the player had already signed his new contract. "Yes, Messi signed the contract a few days ago but we want to do is stage an event for the new contract, a four-year extension and we will do that after the US tour. We have already arranged an event for before the new season… We have to publicize this new agreement, even though it's already been signed".

Bartomeu's words went unnoticed while the media's focus was on Neymar's possible move to PSG. But now they have resurfaced, and leave the Barça president with more explaining to do...

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