Messi Will Sign His New Contract Soon – Barcelona VP, Jordi Mestre

Barcelona must be scared. After selling Neymar in a world record deal to Paris Saint-Germain, combined with their Spanish Super Cup loss to arch-rival Real Madrid where they were outclassed, outplayed and defeated 5-2 aggregate scoreline over two legs.

Making matter worst, Luis Suarez picked up a knee injury and will be out for a month, Lionel Messi contract situation must be scary as the Argentine will be the last player the Blaugrana want to lose at this moment.

Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre has played down any fears reassuring that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will sign a new contract soon. A deal that will keep Messi till 2021 was already agreed between both parties last month with the club saying that the contract will be signed in the near future.

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Speaking during the unveiling of new signing Paulinho, Mestre said: “It’s already discussed and agreed.

“Everything seems correct ahead of the signing. We are just waiting to fix a date for the signature.”

Asked whether he could offer a “200 percent assurance” that Messi will sign, Mestre said: “Leo’s renewal is heading in the right direction. I would be very surprised if it didn’t happen.”