Messi’s new deal will run until 2018, tying the world’s best player to the Catalans.
A statement on the club’s official website read: “After Puyol and Xavi, this afternoon it has been Leo Messi’s turn.
“The Argentinian star, accompanied by his father, has signed an extension to his contract with the club until June 30, 2018.
“The contract was signed in the Barcelona offices with the President Sandro Rosell, vice-President Josep Maria Bartomeu and sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta.”
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