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Barca to Open Messi Contract Talks

  • , Tuesday, January 28, 2014 3:43 PM
Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu responded to reports in France on Monday claiming that Paris Saint-Germain wants to sign star striker Lionel Messi this summer by claiming that the Argentina international is not for sale. In fact, Bartomeu, who was only named Barca president last Friday after Sandro Rosell stepped down in the wake of the Neymar transfer scandal, said that thrashing out a new contract with Messi was one of his top priorities. "We want to sit down, without any rush, with Leo's father -- it's not something that's happening tomorrow, we have plenty of time, but we will do what we have to, to ensure he's the best paid player," he said.

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