Barcelona announced that their striker, Lionel Messi, will sign a new contract on Thursday (02/07/2013).
Actually Messi 's contract will expire in 2016. Not wanting to lose him, the Blaugrana management agreed to provide an additional two-year duration of the contract.
"On Thursday, Messi-who was in Sweden with Argentina's national team will sign a new contract that will tie him with Barcelona until June 30, 2018," Barcelona said in a statement.
"The signing will be held at the club's offices at 16.30 (Barcelona time)," continued the statement.
Messi has undergone more than 350 games for Barcelona since making his debut in 2005. Throughout his career with Barcelona the 25-year-old player has scored 203 goals.