Lionel Messi set to sign new Barcelona depite PSG’s lucrative offer

Lionel Messi s edging closer to committing his future to Barcelona after the club offered him a TEN-YEAR deal, according to reports.

The mini maestro is out of contract this summer following last summer’s high-profile fallout.

Messi, 33, wanted to leave at the end of last season following the turmoil on and off the pitch but Barca demanded £625million to let him leave.

Joan Laporta has since been re-appointed as the club’s president and has been working tooth and nail to keep Messi at his boyhood club.

According to the Times, a lucrative new contract is on the table for the superstar following talks between Laporta and Messi’s father.

It gives Messi the option of staying at the Nou Camp in the short-term before having a final career swansong in the MLS.

During the week, according to TNT Sports Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain presented an offer to the Barcelona captain.

The Ligue 1 giants offered the Argentine a contract for two seasons with the option of a third.

PSG believe that the offer they’ve presented to Messi can’t be matched by Barcelona from a financial perspective, and from a sporting perspective they can point to the fact that they made the final of last season’s Champions League and are in the semi-finals this season having eliminated Barcelona themselves in the last 16.