LA LIGA chief Javier Tebas confirms Lionel Messi HAS signed a new contract at Barcelona.
Reports the five-time Ballon d’Or-winner had put pen-to-paper on an extension a day after his wedding were subsequently dismissed after inadvertent revelations by a string of bungling directors.
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Several later claimed it had merely been “agreed” and they were still waiting for the official signature.
However, Tebas insists a new deal for the Argentina superstar is all done and dusted.
He explained: “Messi has a contract and it has been renewed.
“The contracts are official when they’re signed, not when they say they’re signed.
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“And Messi has signed with Barcelona. Unless they’re lying to me, he has signed it.”
A summer of turmoil in which the Catalans saw Real Madrid win La Liga and the Champions League before losing Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain was topped off with the new Messi has signed a new deal being retracted.
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It was seen as the beginning of the end for the Catalans and many believed their No 10 saw his opportunity to leave.
However, he has started the season in scintillating form, with 19 goals so far for club and country.