According to an article in Diario AS, Lionel Messi has a plan in place and has decided whether or not to extend his contract at Barcelona. During the international break in the middle of an intense season, the Argentine was able to rest and recover, and he is now fully concentrated on finishing the season strongly with Barcelona and competing for the Copa del Rey as well as La Liga.
It’s plain what’s relevant to Messi in his contract negotiations. His main concern is the Barcelona sporting initiative, with the Argentine determined to win another Champions League title before retiring, considering that his last triumph was in 2015. In terms of the actual discussions about his extension, Barcelona is awaiting Jorge Messi’s arrival, as Messi’s father has yet to arrive in Barcelona.
According to club sources, Messi may be offered a deal that would bind him to the Barcelona brand for the rest of his life. This will also work for their financial condition, as a lifetime salary could be postponed and reorganized to pay Messi what he wants without putting the club into bankruptcy.
Source: Football Espana