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Messi Inks Contract Extension with Barcelona
AP, September 18th, 2009 3:45PM

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Lionel Messi tacked a two-year extension onto his existing contract with European champion Barcelona. Barcelona says in a statement on its Web site that "the Argentina forward's new agreement runs until 2016 and has a buyout clause of [$368 million] included." The 22-year-old Messi's previous contract expired in 2014 with a buyout clause of $220 million.

 

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