BARCELONA are reportedly set to tie Lionel Messi down with an incredible new contract – which will keep him at the club until he is 36.
The Argentine icon, 32, who allegedly earns around £1.7million per week at the Nou Camp, is in the final two years of his current deal.
1 Lionel Messi has been with Spanish giants Barcelona since 2001Credit: Getty Images – Getty
According to ESPN, the reigning La Liga champions are set to open talks with the 32-year-old.
Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu will lead the negotiations with Messi's father and agent Jorge.
A clause in his contract will allow the club to extend his current deal by an additional 12 months.
But the Spanish giants are keen to get him to pen his tenth contract with the club since he joined in 2001.
He penned his most recent deal in 2017 – which increased his whopping wages to £7.3million per month before tax.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner is by far the highest-paid footballer player on the planet.
But reports claim he is holding off signing off a new long-term deal until Barcelona sign old pal Neymar.
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Messi has achieved legendary status at the Nou Camp since he broke into the senior squad in 2004.
He has since scored 603 goals and made 242 assists in 687 appearances in all competitions.
The Argentine ace has won 34 trophies including ten 10 La Liga titles and the Champions League four times.