It is reported that Lionel Messi is going to sign a new contract with Barcelona to finally put an end to speculation over the transfer interests of several other clubs.
The Argentine’s contract at camp Nou will end at the end of next season, but according to reports from Spain, the 33-year-old striker intends to put pen to paper to stay at the club until 2023.
Messi, who joined the club’s Academy in 2001, has matured to win six Ballon ‘ d’or and scored a massive 629 goals in 720 appearances in all competitions for club and country, establishing himself as one of the greatest players of all time.
Although many want the player to seek competition elsewhere, as he has spent his entire career at the Catalan club, Messi is reportedly considering extending his contract.
Meanwhile, the match “Barcelona” – “Leganes” ended with the score 2: 0 in favor of the home team, as “La Blaugrana” returned home after a three-month break.
Ansu Fati and Lionel Messi scored in each half of the match to hand the La Liga Champions a much-needed victory to stay at the top of the table.
Leganes should have scored two goals ahead in the first 15 minutes of the match, as Miguel angel Guerrero squandered both opportunities.
Ansu Fati made no mistake in the 42nd minute when his right-footed shot went through the legs of Rodrigo Tarin to beat Ivan Cuellar in goal to make it 1-0.
Antoine Griezmann thought he had made it 2-0 in the 66th minute when he was on hand to finish off a low cross from Fati, but after the referee checked VAR, the goal was not given.
There were no more goals in the match, as Quique Setien’s team scored all three points and increased their advantage to five points, ahead of rivals real Madrid.
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It was previously reported that Lionel Messi, who carefully spent his time during the lockout to look like Gary Neville, according to Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan.
The Barcelona captain looked clean-shaven as he side-by-side beat Mallorca in a La Liga match played last weekend. And Morgan weighed in on the Argentine legend, looking like the former defender of “Manchester United”.