Lionel Messi has turned down Barcelona ’s offer of
a new contract worth between £25m-30m a year.
Spanish newspaper, AS, reports that the 28-year-old
wants an improved offer from the club.
Messi’s current deal at the Nou Camp runs out in June
2018 and he has been in discussions with the La Liga
champions over an extension for months.
However, negotiations between Messi’s father and
agent, Jorge and Barca president Josep Maria
Bartomeu, have not been concluded.
But despite the initial contract rejection, AS reports
that a deal is still likely to be struck over the coming
It is understood that Messi is ready to hold out,
especially given the recent contracts given to team-
mates Luis Suarez and Neymar.