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Jorge Messi spotted in Barcelona amid contract renewal talk

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Time to talk about the future of the captain?

TOPSHOT-FBL-SPAIN-MESSI Photo by LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images

Lionel Messi’s father and agent Jorge Messi has been spotted in Barcelona which has prompted rumors he’s in the city to talk about a contract renewal with the club.

Messi senior was spotted with Messi’s brother, Rodrigo, watching Barca B on Sunday night against Villarreal B. Garcia Pimienta’s side ran out 3-2 winners in a dramatic match which was also watched by Pedri.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Jorge has been expected in Barcelona for a little while because Messi’s contract is due to expire at the end of June.

Fabrizio Romano also reckons Laporta’s ready to talk to the Messi family.

The report suggests he will meet with the club soon to chat with president Joan Laporta and his team about a renewal.

Laporta spoke about Messi after Saturday’s Copa del Rey win over Athletic and made it clear again that he will try to do all he can to keep hold of the captain.

“Leo is the best player in the world. He’s very attached to this club. I’m convinced that he wants to stay and we’ll do everything in our power so that he stays. Today, we saw that he’s surrounded by a great team. They played some very good football.”

Source | Marca

Messi certainly looked happy when he lifted the trophy and spoke about how it was a special moment after the game. There had been conflicting reports in the build-up to the final about whether or not he had received a contract offer from Laporta.