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Lionel Messi Transfer News: Striker Reportedly Accepts Barcelona's Proposal of a New Contract

Arjun Singh Devgan
Lionel Messi has been reported to have accepted Barcelona's proposal of a new contract
Lionel Messi has been reported to have accepted Barcelona's proposal of a new contract / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Record six-time Ballon d'Or award winner, Lionel Messi has reportedly accepted Barcelona's proposal to extend his contract at the club, though the striker is yet to sign the deal offered by the management.

Messi's future at the Nou Camp has been a source of speculation considering that his current contract expires at the end of June, with the player to commit his future to Barcelona by not signing a new deal.

His delay in signing a new contract has been worrying for club president, Joan Laporta and a majority of fans - though according to Barcelona based journalist, Miguel Rico, Messi has told the president that he will sign a new deal with them.

As part of the arrangement, the 33-year-old will sign for a year first before he signs a long-term deal in 2022 when Barcelona's financial situation improves a bit. Catalunya Informació's has also stated that an announcement of Messi's renewal is imminent and that the Catalan giants will most likely do it at noon on Wednesday or on Thursday.

Messi is who is currently on international duty with Argentina at the ongoing Copa America in Brazil, is without doubt the most important player at the club and he showed why he was considered the greatest player once against last season.

The striker netted 38 goals in all competitions in the 2020/21 season, of which 30 came in LaLiga - where he ended up as the highest goalscorer, thereby winning his eighth Pichichi award, which is the most by any player to have played in the Spanish top-flight.