The talks for the renewal of Leo Messi’s contract with Barça could accelerate this week, after the arrival of his father in Barcelona.
Jorge Messi went to Johan Cruyff this Sunday to follow live, together with his son Rodrigo (who is Konrad de la Fuente’s agent since January), in the victory of Barcelona B (3-2) over the Villarreal subsidiary and he had no qualms about being seen in the stands of the Barça stadium.
Although during this week a source close to Messi assured ESPN Sports that there had been no kind of negotiation with the club to discuss its renewal and rejected any information to the contrary, Joan Laporta, who after the final of the Copa del Rey was especially affectionate with the captain in the dressing room, expressed in Seville his absolute confidence in agreeing on the continuity of crack. “Leo wants Barça, I am convinced that (https://espndeportes.espn.com/futbol/espana/nota/_/id/8490265/barcelona-final-copa-rey-joan-laporta-lionel-messi) wants stay, and we are going to do everything in our power to keep it going, “said the Barça president, without clarifying the state of the matter.
The presence of Jorge Messi does not mean that the negotiations with Barça will be finalized immediately since the club is still waiting to know exactly the financial status that it will know from the audit commissioned by Laporta, but it could provoke a first personal contact between the Barça president and Messi’s father, who maintain a very good relationship since the president’s first stage at the club (it was under his mandate when the Argentine signed up to five contract improvements between June 2005 and September 2009.
Leo ends his contract with Barcelona at the end of this season and although last August, after the controversy that arose from the presentation of a burofax requesting his departure, it was assumed that, staying against his will, he would leave the club in 2021, in recent months the situation has changed considerably.
In fact, the Argentine’s presence at the Camp Nou during the election day of March 7 was already a sign of his commitment to Barça and although his vote was not revealed, his good relationship with Laporta is no secret, which could facilitate the conversations