The Daily Mail report that the proposed contract could see Messi earn around £500,000-a-week as well as having a £350m release clause. Messi has crossed all the limits that are required for a footballer to prove himself on a big stage.
Guardiola also emphasised on the goal-scoring ability Messi has and said: "The whole world expects him to score three goals and set up three goals in every match". The club were confident of reaching an agreement with their star player.
Messi joined Barcelona in 2004 and since then his loyalty has proved to be a massive advantage for the club, winning titles after titles every year and celebrating success on a frequent basis. Messi has produced some outrageous performances with his magical dribbling skills and his ability to get past 5-6 players at once.
The Argentine star is now in Australia on worldwide duty in Australia, where his side will take on Brazil in a friendly.
He has scored 54 goals across all competitions for Barcelona, which includes 37 league goals.
Lionel Messi has revealed he would like to stay at Barcelona until the end of his career, as speculation grows the prolific No. 10 will commit his future to the Blaugrana by signing a new contract set to run until 2021.
Hours after world media, including The Straits Times, revealed that he is getting married on June 30, football superstar Lionel Messi has chose to make his own announcement.
Messi has only one year left on his current contract, but intends to continue under new manager Ernesto Valverde. I hope to help him keep surprising people'.