Lionel Messi Officially Agrees New Barcelona Contract Until 2021

Lionel Messi

Barcelona have announced that Lionel Messi has agreed a three-year contract extension, committing his future to the club until 2021.

The Argentine star will put pen to paper on a deal that said to be worth £500,000-a-week that will see him stay at the Nou Camp until he is 34 years.

There had been some concern over his future as Barca allowed him to edge closer to the end of his current deal.

Messi, 30, married long term girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo in Argentina last week  and has agreed to sign a new contract when he returned.

Messi will formally sign the contract when he returns from his honeymoon in Antigua and Barbuda next week.

Messi joined Barca in 2001 from Newell’s Old Boys, made his first team debut against Espanyol in 2004 and has since gone on to win 30 trophies with the club, including eight La Ligas and four Champions Leagues.

In addition, he has become the top scorer in the club’s history (507) and in La Liga history (349) and has been named the world’s best player on five separate occasions.

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