Messi has already signed new Barcelona deal, says La Liga president Tebas

The deal is done, apparently

Another day, another key figure in the Spanish football world saying that Lionel Messi has signed a new deal with Barcelona. Yet somehow, Messi himself has yet to officially confirm that a deal is done.

“Messi has a contract which has been renewed,”

“Contracts are official when they are signed and not when it is announced that they have been signed. Messi has signed with Barcelona, if I have not been lied to, he has signed.”

Javier Tebas | Source

It remains unclear as to why Tebas feels the need to confirm that the deal is done. If everyone is so certain that the deal is done, why not wait till Messi and the club actually confirm it?

The entire situation still remains somewhat odd. In all likelihood, Messi has signed a new deal with Barcelona. But until the deal is made official, the need for the Liga president to confirm the deal seems like a waste of time.

In the meantime, it’s now November and there’s still no official word…