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Barcelona, Lionel Messi agree to new deal

Soccer star Lionel Messi has been accused of tax fraud. (David Ramos/Getty Images) Soccer star Lionel Messi Messi has scored 354 goals at Barcelona in his career. (David Ramos/Getty Images)

FC Barcelona and star Lionel Messi have agreed to new contract terms that will keep the Argentinian with the team until June 2018, the club announced Friday.

The team said on their website that it has "reached an agreement to adjust the terms in the contract binding Leo Messi to the club."

Financial terms were not immediately disclosed, but Spanish media reported Messi would make $27 million a year plus incentives for performance.

Messi is Barcelona's all-time highest goalscorer and has scored at least 40 goals in each of the last five seasons. He needs just eight goals to pass Telmo Zarra as the highest goalscorer in the history of the Spanish first division.

Messi, 26, has scored 28 goals in 30 league appearances this season and has 41 goals in all competitions this season. In his career, Messi has won six La Liga titles, three Champions League crowns,two European Super Cups, two Copa del Rey competitions and two Club World Cups.

Barcelona plays Atletico Madrid on Saturday in a match that will decide La Liga's title race.

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