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Barcelona want to start new Lionel Messi contract talks

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It’s time talk to about the future

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Sport is reporting that Barcelona want to start the process of negotiating a new contract with Lionel Messi. Or more correctly, Barcelona want to start the process of letting Lionel Messi negotiate a new contract with them.

The current contract that Messi plays under expires in 2021 and you’d hate for the deal to get anywhere close to being done without a new deal being in place. At the start of the January transfer window in 2021, Messi will be able to start to talk to other clubs.

I’m excited at the prospect of every team’s sporting director making insane pitches to Messi. We’ll cover every single one here.