Barcelona management is preparing to launch negotiations with Lionel Messi to sign a new contract linking him with the club for life, days after the disclosure of a secret clause in the current contract of the Argentine star.
The newspaper "El Pais" earlier that the current contract for Messi, which extends until 2021 includes an unspoken clause allowing him to leave free of the club from next summer.
The newspaper "Mundo Deportivo" Spanish on Sunday, that the management of the Catalan club is not concerned about the existence of this item, and is confident of the loyalty of the Argentine star of the club.
The newspaper said that Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomio plans to launch negotiations with the Argentine father and agent Jorge Messi to sign a new contract linking the player with the Catalan club for life.
She pointed out that the administration is not in a hurry to sign the new contract in view of the relations between the two parties, which was reflected in the last contract when the player signed the cards at the end of 2017, although he agreed to extend months before.
The newspaper said that the Barcelona administration is confident that Messi can continue to play at the highest level at least until 2022 to lead Argentina in the World Cup hosted by Qatar, and will be 35 years old then.
The club's management will not oppose Messi's desire to conclude his career with Argentine club Newell's Old Boys, who started playing football or experimenting in the United States.