Messi to ex­tend con­tract with Barcelona

The Western Star - - Sports -

BARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi will play out the best re­main­ing years of his tro­phy-rich ca­reer at Barcelona. The Span­ish club said Wed­nes­day that Messi had agreed a three-year con­tract ex­ten­sion that will keep him at the club through the 202021 sea­son.

By then, Barcelona’s all-time lead­ing scorer will be 34 years old and fin­ish­ing his 17th sea­son with the club. Barcelona an­nounced that Messi will sign a new deal “in the com­ing weeks” that will run through June 30, 2021.

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