It was his 18th birthday on the 24th June 2005 and Messi had just signed his first senior contract with Barcelona, keeping him at the club until 2010. He had a buyout clause of €150 million. On the 24th August, two months later after signing the contract, came his breakthrough in the Joan Gamper trophy. This was Barcelona’s preseason.
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