La Liga president Javier Tebas said that Lionel Messi has already signed a new deal with Barcelona.
The Argentine’s future has been the subject of debate, especially over the summer following the departure of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, but since then Barcelona’s bright start appears to have made him more settled.
“Messi has a contract which has been renewed,” said Tebas, at a media event organised by Europa Press.
“Contracts are official when they are signed and not when it is announced that they have been signed. Messi has signed with Barcelona, if I have not been lied to, he has signed.”