Barcelona: Messi contract talks progressing very well

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Lionel Messi’s future continues to look very blaugrana.

Barcelona technical secretary Robert Fernandez says talks are progressing “very well” between the club and its superstar, whose deal currently expires in 2018.

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The nature of his current deal has led to speculation that Manchester City or Chelsea would bid big to bring Messi to the Premier League.

Fernandez says he’s “very relaxed” about the situation. Barcelona is working on deals with goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen as well as club legend Andres Iniesta, having made new deals for Neymar, Luis Suarez, Javier Mascherano, and Sergio Busquets.

From Sky Sports:

“It doesn’t matter much who will be the first to renew. There will be people who want to poison the situation, but we’ve been working on this issue for a long time.”

Good news for fans of Barcelona. While we’d love to see Messi in the Premier League, there’s something that wouldn’t feel right about him in anything other than red and blue.