No new Messi negotiations as rumors continue over star's future
The Argentinian superstar continues to run down the final year of his contract with Barcelona, yet no talks have been held regarding a possible move elsewhere
Lionel Messi remains the topic of incessant exit rumours at Barcelona but, in spite of the noise generated by ‘fake news’, Goal has learned that the Argentine star is yet to be contacted by any other club.
Naturally, as the six-time Ballon d’Or winner continues to run down his contract, admiring glances from afar are being shot in the direction of this all-time star.
Many teams, amid talk of interest from the likes of Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, are keeping a close eye on events at Barcelona.
No future calls have been made as yet, nevertheless, with Messi and his representatives eager to point out that now is not the time to be discussing such things – with Barca still searching for a spark in 2020-21.
The 33-year-old’s father and agent, Jorge, will not be engage in discussions with any suitors at this point.
For now, it appears that patience is the order of the day for those inside the Messi camp.
The player himself wants to avoid any such distractions as he seeks to deliver his best for Barca, with there no need to rush into a decision regarding his future.
This star will be free to speak with interested parties from outside of Spain as of January, with free agency still due to be hit in the summer of 2021.
Many in Catalunya have indicated their great desire to see fresh terms thrashed out as quickly as possible, with it vital that any possible exit doors are closed off.
With Lionel Messi playing his cards close to his chest, it remains to be discovered what the New Year will bring for the South American.
His intentions will only become clear when he makes an official announcement.
The last time he discussed his intenyions in public was during an exclusive interview with Goal in September, with him revealing at that stage that he would be honoring his contract and trying to avoid any legal dispute with Barca.
He had been keen on beginning a new chapter in his career prior to that, yet his stance may have changed since then since he remains the subject of intense speculation.