Messi extends his contract with Barcelona: 5 reasons why is almost irreplaceable

By: Kev Rob


There had been much apprehension whether Lionel Messi would continue his contract with Barcelona. The Barcelona fans breathed a sigh of relief when the legendary club announced that they had reached an agreement with the superstar for a 3 year contract extension. The current contract was due for expiry at the end of the 2017-18. Following the extension the football star would play for the club till the end of June 2021. Messi has been closely associated with Barcelona for a very long period of time. Over the years that he has served the club, a point is now reached where has almost become irreplaceable for Barcelona. We at Golden Goals through this blog explore 5 reasons for the same.

Why Messi means so much for Barcelona?
He is literally irreplaceable:

Recently Barcelona in a club statement stated that "Messi is the best player in History”. The statement of course came not without reason. After all you must give due consideration to the fact that has helped the club win 30 trophies, including eight La Liga titles and four Champions League crowns. Messi is also the club's top scorer with 507 goals. He has also won the Ballon d'Or a record five times. Had it not been for Messi's contribution the club would definitely not achieved the same degree of success as they have in the past one decade.

It will encourage others to stay:

The fact that Messi will continue will encourage other co stars to continue with Barca as well. Many football experts are of the opinion that the likes of Luis Enrique are best alongside Messi. The extension of Messi's contract will surely help others to stay with Barca as well.

It is reason for other stars to sign in:

In the current football Messi is just not a superstar he is almost like a sensation. He could be reason enough for other stars of the game to sign in. While Messi remains at the peak of his football career which other football would not like to play alongside him and witness him play first hand?

This will give Messi a chance to cement his legacy:

At present perhaps one of the greatest rivalries between the 2 greats of the game are between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. In spite of all the contributions that Messi has made to Barcelona, the club still wants more from him. Although Messi turned 30 last week , there is no sign of decline as yet. The fact that he would now play more games for Barcelona only would give him more opportunities for success and thereby score over his rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

There would have been revolt in the club if they had sold him:

Keeping in view all the politics within the club, there were clear indications that had this contract with Messi not been extended there would have been almost a revolt and much confusion. So it was in the interest of the entire contract was finally extended.

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