Lionel Messi’s dad Jorge has been spotted meeting with Barcelona’s executives in attempts to finalise a new deal.
The club has insisted that contract talks are on the right track and are close to completion despite the absence of an official announcement.
Catalan journalist Joaquim Maria Puyal spoke on Messi’s contract situation before Barca’s 7-1 thrashing of Osasuna.
He said: “It should not be so difficult to renew Messi because Messi is ours.”
Messi proved his unrivalled greatness even further last Wednesday when he scored his 500th Barcelona goal with the last touch of the game to win El Clasico.
Contract talks involving the Argentine have been ongoing for some time now, and the forward has even been linked to a staggering move to the Premier League with Chelsea and Manchester City interested.
However after Messi senior arrived in the city, the Barcelona faithful will be confident that a contract will be announced soon.
At this stage the sight of Messi in any club shirt other than Barcelona just wouldn’t be right.
It seems the great man is destined to play out his career at the Nou Camp.