The Argentine has agreed to sign a new four-year contract with the Catalan club, a decision welcomed by his team-mate and the club’s president.

Gerard Pique hopes to keep winning silverware with Lionel Messi for many years to come after the superstar forward agreed a new four-year Barcelona contract.

The Catalan giants announced on Wednesday that the 30-year-old, who got married on Friday and is now on his honeymoon, will commit to remaining at Camp Nou until 2021.

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And Barca defender Pique welcomed the opportunity to continue playing alongside his talented team-mate.

“I think it’s the best experience ever,” he told beIN Sports of sharing a pitch and dressing room with Messi.

“To work with him [for] so many years, now it will be 10 years, it’s great winning a lot with him. And I hope he can stay a lot of years more playing with us.” 

Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu, meanwhile, lauded the dedication of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.

“Barca fans will continue enjoying Messi, the best player in history,” he wrote in a post on Twitter.

“An example of commitment.”