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Sport Messi in talks with Barcelona over new contract, confirms Abidal

05:50  17 november  2019
05:50  17 november  2019 Source:   goal.com

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Lionel Messi is in talks with Barcelona over a new contract , the Spanish club's sporting director Eric Abidal has confirmed . The Argentina international has spent 18 years with Barça but his future has been called into question after it emerged earlier this year he can leave Camp Nou for free at the end

Lionel Messi is in talks with Barcelona over a new contract , the Spanish club's sporting director Eric Abidal has confirmed . The Argentina international has spent 18 years with Barca but his future has been called into question after it emerged earlier this year he can leave Camp Nou for free at the end

Lionel Messi © Getty Images Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is in talks with Barcelona over a new contract, the Spanish club's sporting director Eric Abidal has confirmed.

The Argentina international has spent 18 years with Barca but his future has been called into question after it emerged earlier this year he can leave Camp Nou for free at the end of any season.

a man looking at the camera: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi © Getty Images Barcelona forward Lionel Messi

Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi is officially contracted to the LaLiga champions until 2021, but Abidal is hopeful fresh terms can soon be agreed.

"They are already talking," he told Mundo Deportivo. "I do not know if we will have news soon because the decision will depend on the player, but for us as a club I hope it is sorted as soon as possible."

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Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal has indicated that the club are dealing with Lionel Messi 's contract renewal as a matter of priority. There are plenty of other things which Barcelona have to concentrate on but making sure their star man continues his career at the Cam Nou is paramount.

Lionel Messi signs a new contract with Barcelona to stay at Camp Nou through 2020-21 season. His buyout clause is set at 5 million and his salary and bonus for his performance Lionel Messi puts pen to paper on a new contract that commits him to FC Barcelona through the [+] 2020-21 season.

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Asked when he expects an agreement to be announced, Abidal said: "It will be known when it is known, but I am positive."

Abidal also confirmed academy product Ansu Fati is in line for a contract extension, having impressed in his breakthrough campaign.

"We are also talking to him," Abidal said. "He is a young player that we have to protect. We have to talk to his family and representatives."

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