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FC Barcelona News: 5 July 2017; Lionel Messi Extends Contract, Youngster Eric Garcia to Join Manchester City

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Leo Messi renews Barça contract until 2021 | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Leo Messi have agreed on a contract renewal that will keep the Argentinian at the Club until June 30th, 2021. The deal will be signed in the coming weeks, when Messi returns to the team for pre-season training.

A history of Lionel Messi's nine deals at Barcelona amid Man City interest | ESPN
Barcelona have confirmed that they have reached an agreement over a new contract with Lionel Messi, with the Argentina international committing his future to the club until 2021. Messi's current deal was due to expire next summer and there has been speculation that he could leave the club, with Manchester City reported to be among the interested parties.

Barcelona will stay 'almost unbeatable' with Lionel Messi - Pep Guardiola | ESPN
Pep Guardiola thinks Barcelona will remain "almost unbeatable" while they still have Lionel Messi, but says patience will be required when the Argentine star eventually hangs up his boots. Barca missed out on La Liga last season to Real Madrid and were knocked out of the Champions League by Juventus in the quarterfinals, leading to plenty of debate about the direction in which the club are heading.

Ten peaks Messi has yet to scale | FC Barcelona
With a new deal that will keep him at Barça through the 2020/21 season, the Barça number 10 has plenty of time to grow his legendary status.

Leo Messi's ten greatest goal celebrations | FC Barcelona
On 1 May 2005, twelve years ago, Leo Messi scored his first ever goal for FC Barcelona (against Albacete). He was just 17 at the time, and now 29 he has won a major title for every year of his life and scored a staggering 502 goals.

Real Madrid and Barcelona target Dani Ceballos - Five things to know | ESPN
Real Betis midfielder Dani Ceballos earned the Most Valuable Player award after helping Spain finish as runners-up at the European Under-21 Championship in Poland. Now, he is one of the most sought-after playmakers in La Liga.

Barcelona ‘cool’ interest in Ousmane Dembele | Read Bundesliga
The Catalan giants have seemed to give up on their pursuit of the wide man after deciding to invoke their buy back clause for Deulofeu from Everton and are believed to be willing to give their former academy star one last chance to prove himself in the first team.

Manchester City set to sign Barcelona youngster Eric Garcia - Pep Guardiola | ESPN
Pep Guardiola has revealed that a deal is in place for 16-year-old defender Eric Garcia to swap Barcelona for Manchester City this summer. City are currently prohibited from signing academy players for the next two years after they were found guilty of "tapping up" two schoolboys by the Premier League.

Spain judge denies bail for ex-Barcelona president Sandro Rosell | ESPN
A Spanish judge has denied former Barcelona club president Sandro Rosell the right to bail while he awaits trial on charges of money laundering. Judge Carmen Lamela ruled on Tuesday against a request by his lawyers to set bail for Rosell.

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