Lionel Messi is now set to sign a fresh two-year contract to stay at Barcelona, according to reports in Spain.
Spanish outlet, Cadena Cope, claim the 33-year-old has accepted the club’s financial package as well as the payment structure that they have proposed as part of the deal.
The outlet adds that finer details still need to be ironed out, but the expectation remains that the Argentine will extend his 17-year career as part of the Barcelona first team, where has won 34 trophies.
The reports will be music to the ears of compatriot and close friend Sergio Aguero, who was unveiled as a Barcelona player on Monday, having also agreed to a two-year deal once his contract at Manchester City expires at the end of the month.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta also confirmed talks were progressing well with Messi’s representatives, and insisted the issue with the deal was never Messi’s financial motives.
Sportsmail also revealed current Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman is set to remain in charge and is poised to sign fresh terms.