“The buyout clause was set at €700m. Thus, by the time the new deal expires, the 30-year-old striker will have spent 17 years with the first team,” reads the statement.
Messi joined Barcelona as a 13-year old in 2001 from Argentine side Newell’s Old Boys and made his first-team debut against Espanyol in 2004.
“I’m happy to continue with the Club, which is my home. My dream was to finish my career at Barca and we are moving down that path,” Messi told the club’s official website.
“The objective is to continue achieving things, fill the club’s trophy cases, and keep making history at Barca. We’ve been lucky enough to have won a great many things and I hope there will be more in the future.”
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He is the team’s record goalscorer with 523 goals, scored in just 602 matches.