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Lionel Messi finally receives contract offer from Barcelona - report

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It’s now up to the captain ....

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Lionel Messi may be away on international duty with Argentina but the captain has reportedly finally received a contract offer from Barcelona.

According to Catalunya Radio. president Joan Laporta has come up with a proposal despite still not knowing the full results of the club’s financial audit.

Messi has been offered a deal that would see him spend the next two years at the Camp Nou, then head to the United States to play and be Barca’s ambassador before finally coming back home to be part of the club’s “football area.”

It’s now up to Messi to decide if he’s happy with the contract on offer, and if he’s willing to put pen to paper and continue his career at the Camp Nou.

There does seem to be optimism that Messi will stay. ESPN’s Moises Llorens has also tweeted that there was a meeting between Laporta and Jorge Messi on Wednesday and that “Both parties finished happy with the meeting and with good feelings.”

It’s certainly been a busy week for Laporta who’s also been talking to Ronald Koeman and Georgino Wijnaldum, and is reportedly set to meet representatives of some other first-team players before the week’s out.