La Liga president Javier Tebas has revealed that Lionel Messi has already signed his a new contract with Barcelona, and the official announcement is merely a formality.
A statement released by Barcelona in July claimed that the club had agreed a new contract with Messi until 2021, but an apparent delay in the Argentinian putting pen to paper on that deal, and the fact that his current contract expires at the end of this season, has reportedly drawn interest among a number of European clubs.
Lionel Messi’s odds on quitting Barcelona for Manchester City have plummeted overnight. Messi is out of contract at Barcelona at the end of the season and is yet to sign a new deal. City remain favourites to land him if he does decide to quit the Nou Camp. [Express] pic.twitter.com/eyOJVX2ntJ— City Chief ️ (@City_Chief) November 8, 2017