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Diego Maradona offers his retired Napoli No 10 shirt to Lorenzo Insigne during city ceremony…

Sports News 5th July 2017

Diego Maradona offers his retired Napoli No 10 shirt to Lorenzo Insigne during city ceremony… before getting topless on the roof of a car as scenes escalate into chaos

  • Diego Maradona stole the show during a Napoli ceremony in which he got lairy
  • The former striker was receiving an honorary citizenship of the city
  • Napoli retired their No 10 shirt in honour of legend Diego Maradona in 2000
  • Maradona joked over conditions for giving shirt to current star Lorenzo Insigne
  • Insigne must score more goals than Maradona – 115 at Napoli – to earn the No 10

Diego Maradona offered up his retired No 10 shirt at Napoli to Lorenzo Insigne – during a city ceremony which soon descended into chaos with the former striker sitting partially topless on the roof of a car.

Maradona was back in Naples to receive honorary citizenship of the city and looked a little worse for wear when instructed to cut a cake at the prestigious bash.

Clutching a drink in one hand Maradona made a unconvincing stab at dicing up the cake before scenes rapidly escalated, resulting in the former World Cup winner sitting on top of a vehicle outside the ceremony while removing his shirt.

Diego Maradona was back in Naples to receive a honorary citizenship of the city this week

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CRAZY!!! Barcelona announce Lionel Messi will stay until 2021 with new £500,000-a-week deal and £264m buy-out clause

Sports News 5th July 2017

Lionel Messi has agreed a new deal with Barcelona until 2021 with an option of a further year

• Lionel Messi will sign new Barcelona deal when he returns from his honeymoon
• Barcelona announced the agreement on Messi’s extension on Wednesday
• Messi has agreed to a renewal after being linked with a Premier League switch

Barcelona have handed Lionel Messi a new contract, tying the Argentinian wizard to the club for four more years and pumping his weekly wage up to an eye-watering £500,000.
Messi had left Barca supporters nervously trying to read the signs coming out of his camp as his current deal was allowed to run down to June 2018.
But that wait is finally over with the player ready to tie his future to the club he joined as a 13-year-old. The new contract will run until 2021, with the option of an extra year.

Messi, who married Antonella Roccuzzo on Friday, will see his weekly wage hit £500,000

Messi, who married Antonella Roccuzzo on Friday, will see his weekly wage hit £500,000.

The deal will include a buy-out clause of around £264m – enough to put off any potential suitors.
The 30-year-old all-time club-record goalscorer has been linked to the Premier League with last year’s tax evasion case almost sending him into the arms of Manchester City but Barcelona have renewed vows with their greatest-ever player.
Messi got married to long-term partner Antonella Roccuzzo last Friday and he is still on honeymoon in the Caribbean but when he returns to training next week he will sign his new deal.
His new net salary will go up to £26.4m per season, putting him on over £500,000 per week.

A club statement read: ‘FC Barcelona and Leo Messi have agreed on a contract renewal that will keep the Argentinian at the club until June 30th, 2021.
‘The deal will be signed in the coming weeks, when Messi returns to the team for pre-season training.
‘The club is very happy with both the renewal and the commitment of Messi, the best player in history, who has played his full professional career at Barca and has led the team to an era of extraordinary success, the likes of which has never been seen in world football.’

Messi will be 34 in June 2022 when the deal ends if he takes up the extra year. That optional season will not be subject to him playing a certain amount of games the season before.
And the Argentine will be able to top up his earnings by around 20 per cent in total if he meets various targets such as winning La Liga, the Champions League and Ballon d’Or.
He will also receive a huge undisclosed signing-on fee, believed to be in excess of £23.2m.

Messi has been at Barcelona since he was 13, making his debut for the club back in 2004.

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