The defender and midfielder extend until 2016, while Messi will continue until 2018
In the coming weeks and individually, Carles Puyol, Xavi Hernandez and Lionel Messi will sign their respective new contracts
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Carles Puyol’s contract expires on June 30, 2013, but will be staying at the club until June 30, 2016. Xavi Hernández’s contract with the club ends on June 30, 2014 but it includes conditions for renewal, which are to be exercised until June 30, 2016. Leo Messi already had a contract with FCB until June 30, 2016, which has now been extended until June 30, 2018.
This news means that FC Barcelona has secured its ties with three of its most important players. Over the course of the next few weeks, Carles Puyol, Xavi Hernández and Leo Messi will all be signing their respective new contracts.