Jordi Mestre seems to… have learned his lesson. A week before Neymar left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain, the vice-president of the Catalonia club hadn’t hesitated to say that he was ‘200% sure’ the Brazilian wouldn’t be leaving the Blaugrana. We all know what happened…
This time, talking at Paulinho’s official presentation as a new Barcelona player, Mestre repeated his belief that Lionel Messi will indeed sign a new contract, but avoided words as big as those he had said a week before Neymar ditched the Catalonia giants for PSG.
It’s already discussed and agreed. Everything seems correct ahead of the signing. We are just waiting to fix a date for the signature
he said. When asked though if he could assure Barcelona’s fans, ‘200%’, that Messi will sign a new deal soon, he preferred to sound less… absolute.
Leo’s renewal is heading in the right direction. I would be very surprised if it didn’t happen
was all Mestre said, counting his words very carefully.
The Argentine star, who has been at Barcelona since the age of 13, has already agreed the terms of his new contract with the Catalan club, that was over a month ago, but for some reason that remains unspecified he hasn’t actually signed it yet. His current deal expires next June.