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OFFICIAL: Lionel Messi extends Barcelona deal until 2021

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Simply the best news of the summer...

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The news we have all been waiting for has finally been made official, as Barcelona have confirmed they have reached agreement with Lionel Messi over a new deal.

The Argentinian will sign a renewal that will keep him at Camp Nou until 30 June 2021.

The new deal also reportedly contains a release clause which is set at a simply massive €300 million.

Messi will put pen-to-paper on the deal in the coming weeks when he returns to the club, as he is currently on his honeymoon.

The news has been a long time coming but is one of the most important deals the club had to work on this summer.

The focus now must turn to the rest of the squad with the focus on right-back and midfield ahead of the new season.