Messi’s future in Catalonia has been a source of constant transfer speculation in 2021 after failing to secure a high profile exit from the club at the start of the 2020/21 La Liga season.
His current deal expires at the end of the month with no confirmation on his intentions at this stage.
The 34-year-old is not expected to make any final decision on his next step until after he returns to Spain following Argentina duty at the Copa America and a planned family holiday.
However, as per reports from transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, via Marca, the club have agreed terms with Messi’s representatives over a deal until the end of the 2022/23 campaign.Ronald Koeman, Ronald Koeman,
Lionel Messi’s contract extension with Barcelona is finally coming. 🇦🇷
Barça board and Messi’s camp feel now ‘confident’ to officially announce the agreement until June 2023 next week.
Both parties involved are working to fix ‘final details’ on contract clauses. ⏳ pic.twitter.com/dZ0zIsGeB3
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 27, 2021
The final details will be completed next week with Ronald Koeman previously hinting at his confidence of retaining Messi in the coming months.