The Barcelona striker has agreed a contract extension which will keep him at the club until 2021, SportBrief has learned.
By SportBrief Reporter
Barcelona star player Lionel Messi is set to put pen to paper on a contract extension that will tie him to the club until he turns 34.
The forward’s previous deal was due to expire in 2018, with the three-year extension ensuring he is contracted at Camp Nou for at least the next four years.
The Catalan club upon announcing the deal has hailed the Argentina international, labelling him “the best player in history”.
The 30-year-old, who joined Barca aged 13, is currently on honeymoon after his wedding to Antonella Roccuzzo and will sign the deal when he returns to training from pre-season.
“The club is very happy with the renewal and commitment of Messi, the best player in history,” said the La Liga club.
“He has led the team to an era of extraordinary success, the likes of which has never been seen in world football”
The Argentina forward has scored a club-record 507 goals in 583 matches since his competitive debut in 2004 and he is also La Liga’s record scorer on 349 goals.