The Argentine superstar Leo Messi was on FC Barcelona’s fringes the whole previous season. The club and the player couldn’t seem to be agreeing on a contract. Finally, a sigh of relief for FC Barcelona fans as Leo Messi renews contract until 2021. Leo Messi contract will keep him at the Nou Camp until 2021 (age-34). Moreover, his new weekly wage is now £500,000 which adds up to be £26.4m a year. With £26.4m a year, Lionel Messi is now only behind Carlos Tevez for being the highest earning football player.
Lionel Messi signed his 8th contract extension with FC Barcelona since he arrived at the club as a teenager. The Catalan club immediately agreed to pay for his growth hormone deficiency treatment. After staying at the club for 3 years and playing for the youth teams, Messi was promoted to the first team where he made his debut as a 17-year-old. He scored his first ever goal from an assist by Ronaldinho. Since then, Leo Messi and Barcelona have been the love birds. The player and club have together achieved a tremendous amount of success in the past decade. Currently, he is FC Barcelona’s top goal scorer and will surely retire extending the recording a lot more.
Past two weeks have been full of joy for Leo Messi. He turned 30 years old on 24th June and celebrated his birthday with his friend Luis Suarez, Cesc Fabregas and their families. Just after 6 days, on 30th June, the Barcelona’s talisman married his childhood love and the mother of his two sons, Antonella Rocuzzo. And now he has got a contract extension from FC Barcelona with a £500,000 weekly wage. This surely is a time to celebrate for him. Hope he returns to Barcelona on time to train for the pre-seasons and burns the fat he has put on during his holidays.