Barcelona may reportedly offer their embattled captain Lionel Messi the opportunity to sign a new two-year contract.
All through last week, the 33-year-old has been in long drawn battle with the Nou Camp outfit and even informed club officials that he wished to end his long-term association with them, feeling that he could depart on a free transfer
This claim has been refuted by the Catalan giants, however, subsequently resulting in the relevant parties being at loggerheads over the past seven days.
Nevertheless, in a bid to resolve the situation, according to ESPN, Barcelona may be prepared to hand Messi a deal until 2022.
As it stands, that appears unlikely, with the 33-year-old said to be aiming for a reunion with former boss Pep Guardiola at the Ethiad.
Talks are set to commence between the player’s father Jorge Messi and club president Josep Maria Bartomeu on Wednesday.