Barcelona holds a “very positive” talks with Messi over new contract

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Barcelona and Lionel Messi has been said to have  held a “very positive” talks over a new contract, ESPN reports.

The club’s president, Joan Laporta, has already held a meeting with Messi’s father and agent.

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The 33-year-old has a first informal proposal on the table from Barca.

The proposal contains the money the Catalans are ready to pay Messi to continue at the Camp Nou beyond this summer.

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However, Messi wants to wait and see the club’s sporting project before making a decision.

It is believed Laporta planned to offer Messi a two-year contract with an option to extend it an additional year, to compensate for the wage reduction that the Barca captain would have to accept.

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