It looks like Barcelona will have to wait even longer for a response from Leo Messi regarding the contract renewal he already has in his hands.
According to ‘Mundo Deportivo’, his entourage have reiterated once again that the number 10 is currently concentrated on the Copa America, and that he may respond beyond the 30th June when his contract expires.
They’ve already started planning for the 2021/22 season at the Camp Nou, doing so with one question mark still looming: whether Leo Messi will be there or not.
Barca president Joan Laporta recently commented that his renewal was at an advanced stage. At the moment, however, there is still no response or signature.
According to ‘Mundo Deportivo’, the club would naturally like a response from Messi as soon as possible. Their idea would be to know about his decision to stay at the club before 1st July.
For their part, Messi’s entourage confirm that the forward will take it easy with his decision. When the time comes to make the decision, these sources informed the Catalan newspaper that the Argentine will prioritise Barca’s project over what the offer is on the table.
They feel that Messi has earned the opportunity of responding later than 30th June, when his contract comes to an end. The player is currently concentrated on the Copa America with Argentina. He wants it to be his year and that nothing disprupts him, meaning that his Barca future has momentarily been shelved. For now, he can wait.