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Messi pens new Barca deal

Barcelona, Spain (Sports Network) - Lionel Messi has finally put pen to paper on a new contract with Barcelona, it was announced Thursday.

The four-time FIFA Ballon d'Or winner had agreed, in principle, to a new deal, but he made it official this week by inking a two-year extension to keep himself at Camp Nou until the summer of 2018.

Messi joins Xavi and Carles Puyol in recently signing new deals with the Catalan club after the Spanish duo penned new contracts last month.

02/07 11:57:58 ET

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