Lionel Messi agrees £500,000-a-week new deal

Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has agreed a contract extension which will keep him at the club until 2021.

The 30-year-old, who joined Barca aged 13, will sign the deal when he returns to training from pre-season.

“The club is very happy with the renewal and commitment of Messi, the best player in history,” said the La Liga club.

The Argentina forward has scored a club-record 507 goals in 583 matches since his competitive debut in 2004.

He is also La Liga’s record scorer on 349 goals.

In a statement, Barca added Messi has “led the team to an era of extraordinary success, the likes of which has never been seen in world football”.

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BBC

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