Found February 07, 2013 on NESN.com:
PLAYERS: Lionel Messi
For Lionel Messi, signing a new contract with FC Barcelona comes as naturally as scoring a goal. The Argentine superstar inked a new deal with the only club he has ever represented at the professional level. The contract ties him to Barcelona  for the next five years (through June 2018) and keeps his buyout fee at its current astronomical level, according to CNN. “The 25-year-old has signed a new long-term deal with his buy-out clause remaining at $335 million, while he will earn a net salary of $14.75 million per year,” the report says. “This is the sixth time in eight seasons that Messi has negotiated a new contract with Barcelona desperate to hold onto its star player.” Messi had agreed to the terms of the new contract at the end of last season, but he only signed it on Thursday. There was never much doubt that he would commit himself to Barcelona, as he has played for the Spanish club since he was 13 and never publicly entertained the idea of moving. An unnamed Russian club repo...
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