Carles Puyol, Xavi Hernández and Leo Messi / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

FC Barcelona can announce that it has reached agreements with Carles Puyol, Xavi Hernández and Leo Messi for the renewal of their respective contracts.

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.