Barcelona plans to increase Lionel Messi wages significantly in a bid to retain one of the world's finest football player in the club. This move by the club could make Messi become one of the highest football player in the world.
According to Goal.com Barca have handed contracts extensions to Javier Mascherano, Sergio Busquets and Neymar in recent months, with Luis Suarez next in line for a new deal. And after that, the Catalans want to discuss renewals with Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Ivan Rakitic.
Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu has said repeatedly that he expects Messi to see out his career at the Catalan club, but the Argentine has claimed on a number of occasions that he would like to end his playing days with boyhood team Newell's in his homeland.