Good news to all the Barcelona and Soccer super star Messi fans, both the parties have agreed a contract renewal that will keep the Argentine at the Catalan club until June 30, 2021.
In a statement, the club said, “The club is very happy with both the renewal and the commitment of Messi, the best player in history, who has played his full professional career at Barca and has led the team to an era of extraordinary success, the likes of which has never been seen in world football.”
Messi made his Barcelona debut back in 2004 as a teenager but quickly rose to stardom, establishing himself as the best player in the world by 22. Messi remains the only player to have ever won five Ballon d’Or awards, four of which he won consecutively, and many consider Messi the greatest player of all time.
The Argentinean international has confirmed his intention to see out his European club career at the Nou Camp and will ink the £500k per week deal that will tie him to the Catalan giants until he is 34 – unless someone pays his £220m (€250m) release clause.
In the ensuing 17 years, the forward has gone on to become the club’s all-time record goal scorer, registering 507 goals in 583 matches since making his debut in 2004.
The Argentine superstar is also the highest goal scorer in La Liga history with 349 goals.