Lionel Messi Signs New Contract With Barcelona Until 2021

Lionel Messi has agreed a new Barcelona contract that could be worth £104 million ($132 million) over the next four years.

Spanish newspaper Marca have reported that the new contract contains a release clause of €300m.

A statement released on the club’s official website reads:

“FC Barcelona and Leo Messi have agreed on a contract renewal that will keep the Argentinian at the club until June 30th, 2021. The deal will be signed in the coming weeks when Messi returns to the team for pre-season training.”

The statement added: 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.”