Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has revealed talks over a new contract with Lionel Messi will begin soon.
Messi’s current deal expires in 2018, and Bartomeu told the Daily Telegraph: “We will have the negotiation with Messi in the next couple of months.
“This is a decision for Leo Messi or for any player to change club. Right now Leo Messi has a contract to the end of the Russian World Cup [in 2018] and we are very happy with him. Very happy. He’s the best player in the world, by far.
“I don’t know what will happen in the future but of course we will always try to explain to him that he is at the best club in the world and this is the best place for him to live and he is living the best experience of his life with us.”