Barcelona ex­tends Messi’s con­tract

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

Barcelona on Wed­nes­day ex­tended the con­tract of star striker Lionel Messi un­til June 30, 2021 — just days af­ter he wed his child­hood sweet­heart in Ar­gentina.

“The deal will be signed in the com­ing weeks, when Messi re­turns to the team for pre­sea­son train­ing,” the club said in a state­ment.

The club gave no de­tails about the con­tract that will keep the Ar­gen­tinian megas­tar and five-time Bal­lon d’Or win­ner at Camp Nou un­til he’s 34.

Spain’s Marca sports daily re­ported on Tues­day that the deal in­cludes a $340 mil­lion ter­mi­na­tion clause.

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