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Freixa: Barca's future safeguarded

December 19, 2012
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent
Barcelona board spokesperson Toni Freixa says the new long-term deals agreed with Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez and Carles Puyol will safeguard the future of the best side in the Catalan club's history.

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Barcelona announced on Wednesday that Messi, 25, is to extend his contract to tie him to the club until June 2018, with Puyol, 34, and Xavi, 32, also penning new deals stretching up to June 2016.

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