Lionel Messi, Barcelona contract, €700m buyout clause
|Barcelona president with Lionel Messi as he extends his contract at the Catalan club|
Official FC Barcelona statement:
FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi signed on Saturday morning a new contract that will keep the Argentinian superstar at the Club through the 2020/21 season. The buyout clause was set at €700m. Thus, by the time the new deal expires, the 30-year-old striker will have spent 17 years with the first team.
He made his debut 4,788 days ago.— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 25, 2017
He has played 602 games.
He has scored 523 goals.
He has won 30 trophies.
The story continues.#Messi2021 pic.twitter.com/XPdIhvaqgI
Barcelona will be travelling to Valencia for their crucial La Liga match, Valencia are second on the league table, 4 points behind the Catalan club.
Barca would hope their star man can inspire them to victory as they look to extend their lead to 7 points.