Barcelona vice-president Mestre urges calm over Messi contract talks

Published on: 07 May 2017

Barcelona vice president Jordi Mestre insists there's no need for panic over Lionel Messi's contract talks.

It's emerged Messi has rejected an opening offer from Barca.

But Mestre told TV3: “Everything will end up well.

"If they're saying there are problems [with the talks] in Madrid, then I'm delighted to be able to contradict them.

“Lionel Messi's contract renewal is on tack. I'd say we've hit the final straight and in a few weeks there will be news."

However he could not confirm when, adding: "I cannot give an exact date, but it won't be long."