Lionel Messi could commit his immediate future to Barcelona for the next ten years, reports by The Sun claim. The 33-year-old will be out of contract at the Camp Nou during the summer and La Blaugrana captain is yet to announce his next destination. Reports from The Times claim new president Joan Laporta has tabled a new deal for Messi and both parties have begun discussions.
It is understood that the contract will extend after Messi’s playing career before having a short term spell in Major League Soccer. The Argentine will also play an ambassadorial role for the club before returning as a chief executive when he finally quits football. On the other hand, Messi wants to add another Champions League medal in his cabinet and is willing to receive a pay cut to enable the club to make a high profile signing in the summer.