Lionel Messi, wanda ya lashe kyautar Ballon d’Or sau shida ya kasance bashi da kungiya tun 1 ga watan Yuli bayan kwantirakin shi a Barca ya kare a ranar 30 ga watan Yuni.
Tauraron dan wasan mai shekaru 34 ya jagoranci Argentina a wannan watan ta doke Brazil daci 1-0 ta lashe kofin gasar Copa America, wanda ya kasance kofinsa na farko na kasa.
Kuma yanzu ya amince da sabunta kwantiraki har na tsawon shekaru biyar a kungiyar Barca, wanda hakan ke nufin cewa Messi zai kasance dan shekara 39 a lokacin da kwantirakin zai kare kuma ya buga wasa a Barca na tsawon shekaru 26.
Lionel Messi: Barcelona forward agrees contract extension with 50 per cent pay cut
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner was officially a free agent as of July 1 after he failed to agree terms over a renewal before his previous Barcelona contract expired on June 30.
Earlier in July, Messi led Argentina to the Copa America title thanks to a 1-0 win in the final against hosts Brazil, bringing an end to his wait for a first major international trophy.
The 34-year-old has now agreed to stay on at his boyhood club for another five years, meaning he will be 39 by the time his new deal runs out – when he will have totalled 26 years on the club’s books.