Messi signs new Barca contract

Lionel Messi has signed a contract extension with Barcelona, keeping him at the club until 2019.

It was revealed last Friday that the Argentina international had agreed a new contract at Camp Nou, but this afternoon it has been confirmed that the 26-year-old has put pen-to-paper.

The Ballon d’Or winner is set to become the world’s highest-paid player, earning a reported €20m per season.

A statement on the Blaugrana website read: “FC Barcelona would like to announce that Leo Messi and the Club signed a revised contract this afternoon.

“The signing took place in the presence of Leo Messi, his father Jorge Messi and the Club President Josep Maria Bartomeu, as well as the sporting vice-president Jordi Mestre and the Club CEO, Antoni Rossich.

“During the signing, which was made in the Presidential Box at the Camp Nou, Leo Messi repeatedly expressed his excitement about the new deal.”

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