Lionel Messi is on the brink of signing a bumper new £500,000-a-week deal at Barcelona.

Barcelona To Hand Lionel Messi £80m Bonus For Signing £500,000 A Week Deal… And Will Sell Nou Camp Naming Rights To Fund It
Lionel Messi is set to pen a deal worth £500k a week

And Barcelona bosses are ready to sell Nou Camp’s naming rights in order to fund a £80million signing-on bonus for Lionel Messi.

Earlier, it was announced during the summer that Messi had agreed terms on a new deal with Barcelona that would keep him at the Catalan club until 2021.

But in reality the contract has not yet been made official and reports claim that Messi is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal with Barcelona.

Barcelona To Hand Lionel Messi £80m Bonus For Signing £500,000 A Week Deal… And Will Sell Nou Camp Naming Rights To Fund It
Lionel Messi scored a stunning hat-trick to book Argentina’s place in the World Cup

The Catalan club had delayed talks with Messi while he was on international duty for Agentina’s World Cup qualifiers.

Messi scored a brilliant hat-trick to secure a place for Argentina at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and now Barcelona bosses are ready to shift their attention to the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s contract.

Messi will be a free agent at the end of the season.

Manchester City bosses are ready to pay £357m to land Lionel Messi at the Etihad, only if the Argentine magician refuses to put pen to paper on a new deal at Barcelona, according to reports.

Barcelona To Hand Lionel Messi £80m Bonus For Signing £500,000 A Week Deal… And Will Sell Nou Camp Naming Rights To Fund It
Messi has been linked with a move to Man City

But it is suggested that Messi is not eyeing to leave the La Liga club as his wife is in no mood to move their family to England.

And the Daily Mail claims that the Argentine magician will be offered a mammoth £80m signing-on bonus – the biggest in history.

Barcelona To Hand Lionel Messi £80m Bonus For Signing £500,000 A Week Deal… And Will Sell Nou Camp Naming Rights To Fund ItThe club bosses are desperate to tie down Messi following Neymar’s world-record £198m switch to Paris Saint-Germain.

Barcelona To Hand Lionel Messi £80m Bonus For Signing £500,000 A Week Deal… And Will Sell Nou Camp Naming Rights To Fund It
Messi to stay

Barca roped in Dortmund winger Ousmane Dembele for a stratospheric £138m transfer fee and they would not want to lose the most important player of their attacking trio, and so the club bosses are ready to sell Nou Camp’s new name to tie down Messi.

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Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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