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Lionel Messi Signs New Barcelona Contract With £626m Release Clause

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Lionel Messi has signed a new deal at Barcelona with a whooping £626million release clause.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s new deal will keep him at the club until the summer of 2021.

Lionel Messi has signed a new Barcelona contract which will keep him at the club until 2021

His previous contract with the Catalan giants was set to run out at the end of the season and it had sparked rumours linking him with a move away from Barcelona.

European giants Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain had shown huge interest in securing the signatures of Messi in the recent months.

But Barcelona acted quickly to tie down their most prized asset on a new deal – which means that no other club would be able to sign the Argentine magician unless they trigger the release clause in new contract.

Messi’s new contract has a staggering £626million release clause

The Barcelona bosses made sure that the release clause is large enough to make it almost impossible for any other club to even think of making a move for Messi.

Messi received the European Golden Shoe From Luis Suarez, who had won it last year

It is compulsory for all Spanish players to have release clauses in their contracts and Barcelona endured their worst nightmares when PSG paid a whooping £200m up front to sign Neymar in August during the summer transfer window.

After Neymar’s departure it was being said that Messi would follow suit.

Graphics Courtesy: Sumant Chawla

The Barcelona bosses recently tied down Andres Iniesta to a ‘contract for life’ and now they have secured the services of their most prized asset for the long-term.

Messi is in red-hot form this season with 16 goals to his name so far in all competitions despite not scoring in his last four games.

Graphics Courtesy: Sumant Chawla

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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