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Lionel Messi signs new contract with Barcelona until 2018

Reuters
Feb 07, 2013 at 11:15pm IST

Madrid: World Player of the Year Lionel Messi has signed a new contract with Barcelona which ties him until June 30 2018, the Spanish league leaders said on Thursday.

The 25-year-old penned a deal agreed in December, which includes a two-year extension on his previous agreement and secures his services until he is 31.

The Argentina captain joined Barcelona's youth academy as a 13-year-old and made his first-team debut at 16.

Lionel Messi signs new contract with Barcelona until 2018

World Player of the Year Lionel Messi has signed a new contract with Barcelona which ties him until June 30 2018.

Messi is Barca's leading scorer of all time, he has been the top scorer in the Champions League for the last four years and racked up a calendar year record 91 goals for club and country in 2012.

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