Jorge Messi, the father and agent of Lionel Messi, was spotted in the stands at the Estadi Johan Cruyff in Barcelona on Sunday.
Jorge was in attendance at the Segunda B match between Barcelona B and Villarreal B, watching the game with his son Rodrigo, with Pedri and others.
There isn’t expected to be talks between Messi and Barcelona in the near future because the club is currently assessing the situation of their accounts.
Until their finances are in order, Barcelona cannot sit down and discuss a new contract for Messi, whose current deal expires in June.
Jorge‘s presence at the Barcelona B match may raise some eyebrows, nonetheless. After flying in from Miami, Jorge went to watch Konrad de la Fuente, who is represented by Rodrigo‘s company. Afterwards, Jorge will fly out to Italy to attend some personal business.
The last time Messi‘s father was in Barcelona was in September, when he held showdown talks with Josep Maria Bartomeu after Lionel had handed in a transfer request.
Contract on hold
Barcelona and Joan Laporta still haven’t made an offer of a contract extension to Messi. There were some interesting comments after Saturday’s Copa del Rey final, though.
“The extension is progressing adequately,” Laporta said on the matter.