Messi commits to Barcelona

Messi commits to Barcelona

Lionel Messi has signed a new deal with Barcelona until 2016, the club have confirmed.

The Argentina playmaker, whose contract was set to run out in 2014, becomes the best paid player at the club while his release clause has also been increased from €150m to €250m.

The 22-year-old joined Barca as a youth-team player in 2001 and has won a host of trophies with the Catalan giants, including last season’s unprecedented treble.

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