Barcelona want Lionel Messi contract decision ‘as soon as possible’. Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, wants Lionel Messi to make his contract call “as soon as possible”.
Laporta also said Sergio Aguero who joined as a free agent this summer, is “helping” talk his compatriot into penning fresh terms.
Messi himself will be a free agent at the end of June, but an extended stay at Barcelona is also being mooted.
Laporta remains optimistic but does want a decision, telling La Vanguardia: “I would like Messi to tell us ‘yes’ as soon as possible. He would help us in every way.”
He added: “Aguero is helping. He is telling him every day to stay.”
Laporta went on to say that he is “in communication with [Messi] every other day”. The Barca president also claims to have been encouraged by the attitude of Messi during talks, adding: “He is excited and I am grateful to him for the desire he is showing to stay.”