Lionel Messi's Barcelona contract has ended with no official news from the player or the club about his future.
The 34-year-old, who is with Argentina at the Copa America, is likely to stay with the Spanish giants and his father and agent Jorge Messi has been trying finalise a new two-year deal.
But so far the club have not released any official news, on the day La Liga released the fixture list for the new season.
Messi excelled again last season despite staying against his wishes. He led the Spanish league in scoring with 30 goals and helped the team win the Copa del Rey title, all after trying to quit the club last summer, but his transfer request was denied.
Joan Laporta has since taken over as club president, winning the election in part because of his good relationship with the Argentina star. When asked about Messi's future on Wednesday, Laporta said “don't worry.”
Barcelona have been slowly improving financially amid the coronavirus pandemic. Manager Ronald Koeman is staying for a second season, and some players are arriving to boost the squad, including Memphis Depay, Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia, all prompting Messi to move towards a new deal.
Messi has won 35 titles in 17 seasons with Barcelona. He helped the club win the Champions League four times, the Spanish league 10 times, the Copa del Rey seven times and the Spanish Super Cup eight times.
All his stats, goals, and silverware can be seen season by season in the picture gallery above. To view the next image, click on the arrows or swipe if on a mobile device.