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F.C. Barcelona to offer Lionel Messi ‘lifetime deal’: club CEO Oscar Grau

F.C. Barcelona will offer Lionel Messi a similar deal to the one midfielder Andres Iniesta signed this month, said club CEO Oscar Grau.

football Updated: Oct 21, 2017 21:15 IST
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F.C. Barcelona's Lionel Messi is set to be offered a lifetime deal by the club. (AFP)

F.C. Barcelona will offer Lionel Messi a lifetime contract at the club, CEO Oscar Grau said on Saturday.

Lionel Messi, 30, agreed a four-year deal with La Liga club Barcelona in July, although has not officially signed it yet.

Grau, speaking at the club’s annual general meeting, said the Argentine forward would be offered a similar deal to the one Barca’s Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta signed this month.

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“Messi signed a four-year deal in June, but the club will offer him a lifetime contract,” Grau told club members.

“The idea is for Leo, who has been here since he was little, to stay here for life, as he is an icon. After he finishes playing we want him to remain linked to the club.”

First Published: Oct 21, 2017 21:05 IST