Barcelona star Lionel Messi has penned a new four-year contract at the club worth £500,000 a week, extending his stay at the Nou Camp until 2021.
Barcelona announced the news on Saturday with a picture of Messi penning the deal alongside the club president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
Messi’s contract includes a buyout clause worth €700million (£626m) as Barcelona wants to ward off other clubs interested in the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
expansion to the £500,000 seven days wage parcel, Messi will get a record-breaking £80million marking reward for broadening his stay at Barcelona.
The club tweeted out the news joined by the message, ‘the story proceeds’ as they reeled off various measurements related with his Barcelona profession.
‘He made his presentation 4,788 days prior. He has played 602 amusements. He has scored 523 objectives. He has won 30 trophies. The story proceeds with’, the full tweet read.
Club president Bartomeu likewise tweeted, calling Messi ‘the best player ever’ and demanding the club were fortunate to have him.
At the finish of the 2020-21 season, Messi will have put in 17 years at Barcelona subsequent to joining the club from Argentine side Newell’s Old Boys as a 13-year-old.
Barcelona had more than once demanded Messi had marked the new contract yet Saturday’s legitimate declaration at last puts a conclusion to theory encompassing his future. Messi additionally has the choice of expanding his stay by a further year.
Club official Oscar Grau declared at the club’s general gathering in October that the four-year expansion had been concurred while La Liga president Javier Tebas rehashed those estimations recently.
Messi’s past contract was set to terminate this late spring and there were developing worries among the Nou Camp chain of importance that he could leave to no end in July.