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Eighth renewal of Messi since it is in the Barça

Published:5/07/2017 - 11:25h

Updated:5/07/2017 - 11:43h

The undoubted performance of Leo Messi in the first team, consecrating from the season 2008-09 like the best player of the planet, has caused that from the entity culé have had to renew him eight times to ensure his presence

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Keep in the staff to the best footballer of the world, independently that by his veins run Barcelona blood, costs money. And if no, that say it to him to a FC Barcelona that, since Leo Messi is in the first team, has had to renew him until eight times to live with the tranquility that it will not arrive another big power of Europe to carry it with an agreement of madness.

If somebody deserves so many renewals, in any case, without place to doubts is Leo Messi that has offered always his best performance. The first improvement of agreement in the first team arrived when were 18 years old, in June of the 2005, expanding agreement until 2010 and happening to have already some rank in the first team, then led by Ronaldinho, Deco and Eto'or among others.

The bond remained short immediately, since on 2 July Messi won the World-wide Sub-20 with Argentina with a dazzling game, forcing to that the then president Joan Laporta improved in September of 2005 the wage of the Argentinian, the second enlargement in less than a year.

The third improvement of agreement arrived in 2007, extending Leo Messi the agreement until 2014 and with a clause of rescission of 150 millions that already ensured him the present and future in the entity culé. The fourth renewal gave hardly a year afterwards, in 2008, accompanied of his designation like big star of the team after the course of Ronaldinho, and with the arrival of Pep Guardiola to the bench.

Messi, 8 renewals and any more with the Barça

That season the FC Barcelona was able to conquer the first triplete of his history, what brought achieve the fifth renewal for Leo Messi In 2009, the "10" signed until 2016, with 250 million euros of clause of rescission. In December of 2012, with the Barça already with four Champions League in his vitrinas, Messi stamped again the signature in his sixth improvement.

Two years afterwards, in 2014, sealed the one who up to now had been his seventh and last renewal, that has remained short with the one of this summer of 2017. Leo Messi will expand three seasons more his stay in the club, with option to another campaign more, in an agreement that will finish when have 33 or 34 years, in function of if it decides to follow or no. It foresees that it was not this the last renewal of "The Flea" in the Barcelona.

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