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Details Of Messi’s New Contract Revealed?
Thе Argentine stated thіѕ week thаt hе wаntѕ tо еnd hіѕ career аt thе Camp Nоu.
“Today, I (only) thіnk оf mу day today, іn Barcelona, whеrе I аm at,” Messi ѕаіd, аѕ quoted bу ESPN.
“To strive to achieve and get the most titles that we can, because in football, we don’t know what could happen in the year to come. So I like to take it calm and little by little.
“(Staying) is what I have always wanted, what I have always dreamt of. I said that I would like to end my career in Barcelona, and we will see if it ends that way.”
Messi’s current deal expires at the end of the upcoming 2017/18 season, but new reports in Spain suggest he will sign a new deal lasting until at least 2021.
AS has claimed Messi will be earning €30 million (R434 million) after taxes, while his buyout clause will rise from €250 million (R3.6 billion) to €400 million (R5.8 billion) to fend off any interested clubs.
The Argentine will apparently sign his new deal after 30 June, so as not to affect Barca’s financial year, which ends on that date.
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