Barcelona yet to offer Lionel Messi a new deal

Barcelona yet to offer Lionel Messi a new deal

Laliga giants Barcelona are yet to offer captain Lionel Messi a new deal.

Spanish portal Marca reports that the club and the player representative have held talks about extending his stay but no formal offer has been put on the table by the club.

It is reported that the club president Joan Laporta wants to offer a two-year renewal with a 50-million-euro gross salary per year - which is around half of his current pay to Messi. Then, there would be a 10-year offer for Messi to take up an ambassadorial role for the club, which would see him earn ten million euros.

The president has explained some of these terms to Messi's father and agent, Jorge, but nothing has been confirmed yet with the player and his dad still contemplating on whether to agree on the offer or look for a new challenge.

The player has been linked with both Paris Saint Germain and Manchester City with the former, through their president, fueling talks early in the week when he said that they were within their right to talk to the player.

Apart from the duo, MLS side Inter Miami is the other team said to be interested in the player.