Messi Will Sign New Barca Deal, Insists Neymar After Historical Champions League Comeback Victory
Messi’s current contract is due to expire in 2018 and he is yet to decide about his future at Barcelona.
But his fellow teammate Neymar, who played one of his best games in Barcelona’s historical comeback victory over Ligue 1 giants PSG on Wednsday, is now adamant that his friend Messi will sign a new deal.
Neymar said: “Leo will renew. That is for sure.”
La Liga giants Barcelona are now set to offer Lionel Messi “Chinese Super League” wages in order to tie down the Argentine legend.
The Barcelona hierarchy are keen on tying him down with a whopping £581,000-a-week new contract.
The club bosses want the Argentine superstar to commit his long-term future to the club and sources claim that they also want him to retire at Barcelona.
The wage packet seems to be very high, but the club expects to cover the expenses through advertising.
Messi’s current contract at Barcelona is due to expire in the summer of 2018 but he has now been linked with a move to top-flight European clubs.
Cash-rich Chinese Super League clubs are also monitoring the availability of the Barca superstar Messi but it is believed that he would not opt to make a switch to the far east and rather would stay put at the Catalan club or move to any other top-flight European club.
Neymar was the star of the show as Barcelona scripted a dream comeback victory against PSG on Wednesday.
The Greatest Comeback Ever!
None but the Barcelona fans had a faint glimmer of hope as the La Liga defending champions locked horns with PSG in the last-16 second-leg clash in the Champions League on Wednesday.
After suffering a 4-0 defeat in the first-leg clash, it looked impossible for Barcelona to produce a comeback and turn the tables round.
But now the Catalan side have changed the dynamics of the sport by achieving the most remarkable Champions League comeback in the history of the competition as they hammered PSG 6-1 in the second leg clash on Wednesday to seal a place in the last-eight.
It all started with the opener from Luis Suarez, a Layvin Kurzawa own goal and a Lionel Messi penalty that guided Barcelona just one goal away from matching PSG’s 4 goals from the first-leg clash.
However, Edinson Cavani proved his class again by scoring a crucial away goal for PSG on Wednesday and it appeared that Barcelona were on the brink of losing a hard fought battle.
What followed next was nothing short of a miracle.
Barcelona made a dream comeback as Neymar netted two quick goals – one from an incredible curled effort from a free-kick and the next from the spot.
The scores were even but PSG were banking upon their crucial away goal during the fag end of the game. The atmosphere at Nou Camp was inexpressible as Barcelona had only five minutes of extra-time to turn the tables round.
Fans prayed, some cried, and few were on the verge of a collapse – but they had that one last hope.
Neymar whipped in a dipping cross in the box to pick Sergi Roberto, who threw himself in the air, full stretch, to tap the ball home with the tip of his boot and clinched the last-minute winner.
And now the rest is history….. The stadium burst into a never-ending roar and after a lack-lustre season, the Barca hierarchy were happy – all jumping and throwing their fists in the air.