Friday, September 18, 2009
Lionel Messi has agreed a contract extension with Barcelona that will tie him to the club till 2016. He is expected to sign the contract today.
"It's an immense piece of news for the club and for the player that Messi is renewing his contract," said Barça manager Pep Guardiola. "As it also was when Victor Valdes and Xavi did so.
"People go to football to see the best and that's what they are. It's
a privilege for Barça to have some of the best footballers like Messi."
Messi will be paid an improved salary of 10 million euros a year, and his release clause will be increased to 250 million euros from its previous sum of 150 million euros.
Posted by Anurag at 7:28 PM