Barcelona re-signs ‘the best player in history’ Lionel Messi

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    July 5 (UPI) — FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi will stay with the club until June 30, 2021 after agreeing to a three-year contract extension.

    The club announced the new deal on Wednesday. Messi will sign the pact in the coming weeks after his honeymoon, according to a statement from FC Barcelona.

    “The Club is very happy with both the renewal and the commitment of Messi, the best player in history, who has played his full professional career at Barça and has led the team to an era of extraordinary success, the likes of which has never been seen in world football,” the statement said.

    Messi was married on Friday. The 30-year-old has 507 goals and 193 assists in 583 appearances for Barcelona. He’ll be the world’s highest-paid player after signing the deal, which is for more than $24.9 million annually after taxes, according to

    The Argentinian ranked as the third highest-paid athlete in 2017, according to Forbes. Messi pulled in $80 million this year with $53 million salary and bonuses and $27 million in endorsements.

    Sources told ESPN that Messi’s release clause will rise to $340 million. Messi will make $646,540 per week in the deal, according to multiple reports.

    Messi joined Barcelona as a 13-year-old.

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    “With Barça, the No.10 has scored 507 goals in 583 matches and is the club’s record goal scorer, as well as La Liga’s record goal scorer,” FC Barcelona’s statement said. “But Leo Messi will not stop there – the Argentinian is in one of the best moments of his career and still has a lot more left to give, which is music to the ears of all Barça fans who will get to continue marveling at his greatness for at least another four years.”

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