A statement from Barcelona read, “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.”
Messi first arrived at Barça’s famed La Masia academy at the age of 13. Nearly two decades on, the 30-year-old has scored more goals (507) than any other player in Camp Nou history, has a record five Ballon d’Or awards to his name and is a four-time Champions League winner.
This contract renewal came few days after his wedding with his long time girlfriend doing the weekend. This new deal with Barcelona confirms the fact that Messi have finally committed his life and career to Barcelona. The contract will last till 2021.