Messi already signed new contract with Barcelona
Sports Correspondent:Barcelona’s former Camp Nou striker Hristo Stoichkov alleges that the Argentine has already signed a new contract six months ago.
The former Bulgarian international disclosed this shocking news when many rumors have been shrouding among his fans and the arena of club football.
"Messi renewed six months ago," Stoichkov told media.
Although Messi is nearing the final year of his Barcelona but club authorities kept their mouth shut about renewing his contract.
There had been rumours that his former boss Pep Guardiola was planning a £100m move to bring the Argentine captain to Manchester City.
It was hoped that links between the two would allow the Etihad side to take advantage of any potential stumbling blocks in the contract negotiations between Barcelona and Messi.
If what Stoichkov says is correct then the former Camp Nou manager will have to look elsewhere to strengthen his side for next season.
The 29-year-old didn't celebrate his penalty which secured Barcelona a last minute 2-1 victory on Sunday in their game against Leganes - which could arguably cast doubts about Messi's current relationship with the club and its fans.
Argentina national team boss Edgardo Bauza claims that Lionel Messi is annoyed with the Catalonian supporters for their criticism of the him - following the side's 4-0 first-leg defeat to Paris St-Germain in their recent last-16 Champions League tie.