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.
Barça fans will continue enjoying Messi, the best player in history. An example of commitment. pic.twitter.com/qSqhsGnqNc
— Josep Maria Bartomeu (@jmbartomeu) July 5, 2017