- Barcelona and Lionel Messi agree on new deal
- Contract will run until 2021
- Messi set to sign once he returns from pre-season
Having made his debut aged just 17 back in October 2004, Messi went on to dazzle at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2005, leading Argentina to the title and winning the adidas Golden Ball and Golden Boot. Since, he has helped Barcelona to three FIFA Club World Cup titles 2009, 2011 and 2015, having clinched the UEFA Champions League on four occasions.
In reaching the Final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, Messi's silver medal - following defeat to Germany - was accompanied by another adidas Golden Ball as the best player of the tournament, while he has also been named in every FIFA FIFPro World XI since 2007.