Lionel Messi, one of the most elite football players will play for Barcelona for the next four years of his trophy-rich career as the club has announced Messi’s renewal of contract which will get through till 2021.
Messi joined Barca at the age of 13 and has been linked with other Premier Leagues like Chelsea and Manchester City during his career but the 30-year-old Argentinian forward and Barca striker is ready to commit his future to Barcelona. Messi with 507 goals and 193 assists during 583 appearances till date, for Barcelona, will be world’s highest paid football player after signing the pact which will hand him out a massive salary of $24.9 million annually! And with the regal salary, Messi is ranked as the third highest paid athlete in 2017 according to Forbes.
Applauding about Messi, club Barcelona said in a statement that, “Argentinian has led the team to an era of extraordinary success, the likes of which has never been seen in world football. 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 Barca fans who will get to continue marvelling at his greatness for at least another four years”.
Messi’s current contract was ending in summer 2018 and the new three-years extension will keep him with the Barcas till 2021 seasons. By then, Messi would be 34 and would be playing his 17th season with Barcelona. Since debut in the club, he has proved himself as one the best and finest players ever, have won FIFA world player of the year for five times and has become the Spanish league’s career scoring leader. It is fun watching Leo play for the Barcas, and he will keep winning trophies for next for years.