Barcelona congratulates Messi on Copa America win, gives update on contract talks


Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, has said contract talks with Lionel Messi are “progressing adequately”.


Messi’s deal with the Catalans has expired on June 30 and a new one is yet to be agreed.


The Blaugrana are unable to put a deal in place, because they have to create room within their salary cap.


When asked for an update on discussions during the presentation of Mago Pop’s show ‘Nothing is Impossible’, Laporta said: “[Messi’s renewal] is progressing adequately.


“All the Catalans, Barcelona, Catalunya and the entire football world are happy because Leo won the Copa America.


“It is very exciting to see the best player in football history get excited about winning a title like this and he made all of us cry with joy.”

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