Lionel Messi agrees on two-year Barcelona deal, Xavi to continue in Qatar

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Messi on the verge of penning a new deal

Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi, who remains coy over his future, has reportedly agreed to a new two-year deal.

The Argentine has been heavily linked with an exit from the Nou Camp, with his current deal expiring this summer.

The 33-year-old is set to pen a new deal, and the Catalan club is also said to be working on a possible return of PSG ace Neymar.

Neymar’s rumours to Barca have surfaced in recent time, although the Brazilian was reportedly on course to sign a new long term deal with Paris Saint Germain.

With PSG getting eliminated from the Champions League semi-final, Neymar could have a second thought about continuing with the French giants. 

It is also understood that Messi has agreed to a pay cut to allow Barca to spend on new signings in the transfer window.

Barca president Joan Laporta also believes that bringing Neymar back would help persuade Messi to stay at the club.

Lionel Messi will remain at Barcelona for two more years. Furthermore, Barça want to bring Neymar Jr. back to the club. [espn argentina]

Xavi closing in on a contract extension with Al Saad

Former Barca midfielder Xavi and current Al Saad manager Xavi is reportedly closing in on a new two-year deal with the Qatari club.

The legendary midfielder has been often linked with a return to his former club as a manager, but it looks like he would continue with Al Saad.

However, there will be a clause included in his new deal that would allow Xavi to leave for free if he opts to.

Xavi Hernández will renew his contract with Al Sadd but only on the following condition: a special Barcelona clause that would allow him to leave for free whenever he wants. [tv3]
Nothing has changed regarding Xavi’s situation for now. He has Al Sadd’s renewal offer until 2023 and is set to sign soon. As always, there is a clause which will allow him to leave for Barcelona in case he is offered a position at any time. — @EduPolo