Barcelona chief, Josep Maria Bartomeu has revealed that Lionel Messi is already playing under the terms of his new contract.
Messi has agreed to an extension until July. 2021, but is yet to sign on the dotted lines, leaving many to doubt his future at the club.
Barca have continually reiterated that the 30-year-old will sign his contract and Bartomeu provided another update on Thursday.
“We will take the photo with Messi’s signature, hopefully before the end of the year, but the contract has been signed by his father, who has the power of his image rights,” Bartomeu told 8TV .
“This contract is signed until 2021 and he is already playing under it.”