The FC Barcelona has officially announced the renewal of Leo Messi as Barca player until June 30th, 2021.
The deal will be signed in the coming weeks, when Messi returns to the team for pre-season training.
After several weeks in which the agreement was almost definitive and only needed to be definitively sealed, the announcement arrived this Wednesday after 11 in the morning. In the statement the club adds that the agreement will be signed in the coming weeks, when the player joins the discipline of the team after the holidays.
In addition, from the club they are pleased that “the best player in history, trained in the squad, who has developed his entire professional career in the entity and which is an emblem of an era of extraordinary success and unprecedented in history” Decided to continue in Barca.
A lifetime as a blaugrana
The Argentinian star joined Barça back in 2000 as a 13-year-old, arriving from Newell’s Old Boys. After impressing throughout the various youth categories, he made his first team debut at just 16 years of age in a friendly against FC Porto, before making his debut the following season against Espanyol at 17. Shortly after, he scored his first senior goal with a clever lob against Albacete at the Camp Nou.
The rest is history. Leo Messi has since gone on to break just about every record and has become the greatest player in the world. Now, at 30 years of age, Messi has completed 13 seasons with the first team and, with his new deal, will remain for a further four.
Titles, goals and records
Messi has racked up eight La Liga titles, four Champions Leagues, five Copa del Rey, seven Spanish Super Cups, three European Super Cups and three Club World Cups. Individually, he has won the Ballon d’Or prize five times, more than any other Player in the history of the game, four Pichichi and four Golden Shoes.
With Barça, the no.10 has scored 507 goals in 583 matches and is the club’s record goalscorer, as well as La Liga’s record goalscorer. 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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