Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (R) dodges past Juventus midfielder from Venezuela Tomas Rincon (L) during the International Champions Cup (ICC) match between Juventus FC and FC Barcelona, at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on July 22, 2017. FC Barcelona defeated Juventus 2-1. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Gôod néwş for Barcelona fans.. Messi leads the Blaugrana in the Juventus friendly match

Spanish press reports revealed that Barcelona striker Lionel Messi is close to renewing his contract with the Catalan team, ahead of the start of the new season.

According to Spanish journalist Alfredo Martinho, Messi agreed with Barcelona to renew his contract until 2026, noting that the official announcement will be made within the next few days.

Martinez claimed that Messi is close to leading Barcelona in the team’s match against Juventus in the Joan Gamper Cup.

Barcelona and Juventus are scheduled to meet next Sunday, at 9:30 pm, in the Joan Gamper Cup final.

Barcelona will play its first match in the Spanish League “La Liga”, for the new season (2021-2022), against Real Sociedad, on Sunday, August 15, at eight in the evening.