Saturday, November 25, 2017

Lionel Messi signs new Barcelona deal with 700m euros buyout clause

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has signed a new contract with a buyout clause worth 700m euros (£626m).

The 30-year-old Argentina international's deal now runs until the end of the 2020-21 season.

Since joining the club at the age of 13, Messi has helped Barcelona win eight Spanish league titles and won the Champions League four times.

Messi, whose previous deal was due to expire next year, has scored523 goals in 602 appearances for the club.

He was presented with his fourth European Golden Shoe on Friday -the award given to the highest scorer in European club football - after finding the net 37 times in the Spanish league last season.

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