By John Smith • 05 July 2017 • 17:47
Lionel Messi in the claret and blue of Barcelona FC
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BARCELONA FC has announced that it has come to an agreement with Lionel Messi for him to remain at the club until at least 2020.
Whilst rival Ronaldo has indicated that his brush with the Spanish Tax Authorities have left him thinking that he would like to move back to the UK, Messi who has had his own serious problems in court appears happy to remain.
According to the club that he has been with since he was 13, the player they describe as the best in history will put pen to paper when he returns to Spain from honeymoon in Antigua in mid-July.
The new contract guarantees his place at the club until 2020 with a possible extension if both parties agree for a further year.
Although no details of the value of the contract have been released, it is reported that release clause in the contract is €300 million.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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