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Messi to remain at Barcelona until 2021 after agreeing to new deal

Messi to remain at Barcelona until 2021 after agreeing to new deal

The Sun reports that the newly-married Argentina star will pay the higher fine rather than spending 21 months in jail.

An era of football began in 2008 when Pep (Guardiola) gave him the command of the team and this era will continue.

There were suggestions that Messi could look to leave Spain amid tax issues, but Neymar is "very happy" that the "best in the world" has decided to sign a fresh contract.

"We'll have a great coach", the Brazilian said. The deal is reportedly worth over 500,000 euros a week.

Although the Argentine has been consistently courted by suitors in Europe and Asia, Barca insist the decision to hand him football's most lucrative playing contract was a decision which the board themselves made.

During his trial, Messi had also said that he knew nothing about the finances as he trusted his father who managed all of his finances. He is widely considered the world's best player along with Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo, his Real Madrid rival. How much guests donated is not yet known, with Techo communications director Florencia Drucker saying that they're still going through the process of adding everything up.

The 19-year-old Hernandez impressed last season while playing on loan from Atletico to fellow Spanish league club Alaves.

However, AS notes that despite serving his time, the No 10 will keep his criminal record.