He holds more Ballon d'Or awards than any other player 6 , holds the record for the most goals in La Liga 474 and has scored 776 goals for club and country so far in his professional career.
Speaking to outlet , Barcelona president Joan Laporta has confirmed that talks are going smoothly.
Although it seemed as though made it likely Messi would stay, the details were never completely ironed out and now, it seems, La Liga rules continue to stand in the way.
Paperwork to be signed once details are finalized.
He has also played in six Copa Américas 2007, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2021 , losing in the final in both 2015 and 2016 to Chile on penalties before finally claiming a major honour for his country with the win over Brazil in the 2021 final.