Barcelona forward Lionel Messi said he had moved closer to his â€œdreamâ€ of â€œfinishing my career at homeâ€ after signing a new contract, with the buyout clause raised to 700m euros (Â£626m).
Messiâ€™s new deal will expire after the 2020-21 campaign. The 30-year-old had one year remaining on his old contract. The Argentine international, a five time Ballon dâ€™Or winner, has scored 523 goals in 602 appearances for Barca.
â€œThe objective is to continue achieving things and making history,â€ he said.
Since joining at the age of 13, Messi has helped Barca win eight Spanish league titles and the Champions League four times.
â€œWeâ€™ve been lucky enough to have won a great many things and I hope there will be more in the future,â€ he added.
â€œIâ€™m happy to continue with the club, which is my home. My dream was to finish my career at Barca and we are moving down that path.â€