‘Messi (30) extends contract with FC Barcelona until mid-2021’
Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona have according to several media in Spain reached agreement on a new contract. The Argentine star player will be after his vacation, a new commitment to mid-2021 drawing, with an option on an extra year.
The current contract of Messi at the Nou Camp expires in the summer of 2018. Conversations about the extend of that obligation provided for a long time no result, making Messi in the media came to be linked with a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain or Manchester City.
With the contract extension puts an end to those rumors. According to Spanish media, Messi 22 million euros per year to earn him the best paid player in Europe. In the commitment is a fixed transfer fee of 300 million euros. Such vertrekclausule is mandatory in Spain.
Last season extended Barcelona the contract of Luis Suarez (30) and Neymar (25) all through the summer of 2021. The Spanish top club has, therefore, for many years the decision about ‘El Tridente’, such as the dangerous aanvalstrio is called.
Messi, who last month his thirtieth birthday, made his debut in 2004 for Barcelona and never played for another club. He grew up in Catalonia out to be perhaps the best footballer of all time. Five times (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015), he received the Golden Ball for best player in the world.
With Barcelona won Messi four times and the Champions League. Eight times was the Argentine champion in Spain, and five times he won the national cup.
Argentina played Messi so far 116 national football team (57 goals), already succeeds in the national team often fail to excel the way he is with his club does.
Messi lost with the Argentines in the 2014 world cup finals in Germany, but was voted the best player of the tournament in Brazil. In the Copa America lost Messi less than three times in the final: in 2007, 2015 and 2016. After that last final battle, he announced the end of his interlandloopbaan, but that decision came some months later.
Lionel Messi gives knot to childhood sweetheart in Argentina hometown
Messi celebrates currently on holiday, after he last week in the married childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo. As expected he signs the new contract as soon as he is back from the honeymoon and Barcelona start to prepare for the new season.