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Barcelona Reportedly Present a Renewal Offer to Lionel Messi

Arjun Singh Devgan
Lionel Messi has been linked with a move away from Barcelona in the summer
Lionel Messi has been linked with a move away from Barcelona in the summer / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Barcelona talisman, Lionel Messi might be away on international duty with Argentina but the footballing superstar has finally received a new contract offer from the Catalan management considering that his current deal is set to expire on June 30.

According to Catalunya Radio, club president, Joan Laporta had commissioned a financial audit but has decided not to wait for the results of the audit and has decided to offer a proposal to the record six-time Ballon d'Or award winner.

The report states that Messi has been offered a deal that would see him spend the next two years at the Camp Nou, then head to the United States to play and be Barca’s ambassador before finally coming back home to be part of the club’s “football area.”

It is now upto Messi to decide on whether he is happy with the offer on the table, with it being understood that he will wait to see what steps have been taken regarding the sporting project for the future.

Laporta had initially planned to wait until the results of the audit have been published in order to understand just how bad Barcelona's finances are, with the club's debt level at €1.173 billion in their last financial report, but these will not be available for another two or three weeks. Therefore, he decided to bring forward their renewal offer to Messi.

It is understood that Laporta will hold a press conference on Friday and will likely provide details on the future of the club's greatest ever player.