The Spanish newspaper "Mundo Deportivo", which is close to Barcelona, revealed good news for the "Catalan" fans, and the star of the first team, Argentine Lionel Messi. The newspaper said in its issue today that it was formally agreed between the club's management and Lionel Messi to renew his contract until 2023, without revealing the financial details related to the new contract.
The problem of Messi's survival, or not, has been raised strongly in the recent period, especially with the approaching season approaching its end in July. Messi has a clause in his current contract that allows him - if he wanted to - to leave Barcelona for free, something that even the most pessimists in the club would not have imagined, especially in light of the historical relationship between Messi and the club in which he spent all his football career from its inception until today And he is 32 years old.
The good news came at a good time for everyone at FC Barcelona, from fans, administrators and players, as the team prepares for a very difficult meeting on Seville tomorrow. Barcelona currently lead the La Liga league with 64 points, 5 points behind the Real Madrid runners-up, who have less of a match, and are fighting against Valencia today.
Although the Seville meeting will be in Andalusia, the absence of the fans will not have much impact on Barcelona. Messi has scored so far for Barcelona 26 goals in all competitions, including 21 goals in the league, where he tops the list of scorers. Barcelona will have to play the Seville match in light of the suspicion surrounding the readiness of defender Gerard Pique, as well as the absence of the other French defender Umtiti due to the fifth yellow card, which he received in the Leganes meeting, which Barcelona won 2-0, and it is his second since the resumption of the League competition a week ago.