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La Liga chief reveals Messi has already penned new Barcelona deal

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Messi has reportedly signed a deal to stay at Barca. AFP

La Liga chief reveals Messi has already penned new Barcelona deal

Patrick Power by Patrick Power @rfutbol - 0 2,221

An ongoing concern at the Camp Nou offices, Lionel Messi has finally put pen to paper on a contract extension to allay fears that he would leave the club on a free next summer. At least that is what La Liga president Javier Tebas insisted on Tuesday.

Since last summer, a four-year deal has been on the table for Messi to sign, but Barcelona are yet to officially announce a deal with the diminutive Argentine.

Barca CEO Oscar Grau said they were hopeful the situation would be resolved soon suggesting he would like to see Messi sign a 'lifetime' deal the way club icon Andres Iniesta did recently. However, La Liga president Javier Tebas said that the 30-year-old has already signed a new contract: 

"Messi has a contract which has been renewed," said Tebas. "Contracts are official when they are signed and not when it is announced that they have been signed."

He concluded with a relieving message for fans of the Catalan club: "Messi has signed with Barcelona, if I have not been lied to, he has signed."

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