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Lionel Messi’s Barcelona career in pictures

The Argentina forward is staying at the Nou Camp.

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Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates scoring yet another goal (Nick Potts/PA)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates scoring yet another goal (Nick Potts/PA)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates scoring yet another goal (Nick Potts/PA)

Lionel Messi has announced he will remain at Barcelona after days of speculation about his future.

Since making his debut for the Spanish giants in October 2004, the forward has gone on to establish himself as one of the greatest footballers of all time.

Here the PA news agency takes a look back at his career at the Nou Camp.

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Lionel Messi has won 34 major trophies with Barcelona, including four Champions Leagues and 10 LaLiga titles (Nick Potts/PA)

Lionel Messi has won 34 major trophies with Barcelona, including four Champions Leagues and 10 LaLiga titles (Nick Potts/PA)

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Lionel Messi has won 34 major trophies with Barcelona, including four Champions Leagues and 10 LaLiga titles (Nick Potts/PA)

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There were lows though – Messi was part of Barcelona’s nightmare 8-2 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich last month (Manu Fernandez/AP)

There were lows though – Messi was part of Barcelona’s nightmare 8-2 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich last month (Manu Fernandez/AP)

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There were lows though – Messi was part of Barcelona’s nightmare 8-2 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich last month (Manu Fernandez/AP)

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Messi was among the goals early in his Barcelona career (Chris Clark/PA)

Messi was among the goals early in his Barcelona career (Chris Clark/PA)

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Messi was among the goals early in his Barcelona career (Chris Clark/PA)

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Messi celebrates after heading Barcelona’s second goal against Manchester United in the 2009 Champions League final in Rome (Nick Potts/PA)

Messi celebrates after heading Barcelona’s second goal against Manchester United in the 2009 Champions League final in Rome (Nick Potts/PA)

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Messi celebrates after heading Barcelona’s second goal against Manchester United in the 2009 Champions League final in Rome (Nick Potts/PA)

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The Argentinian was to haunt United again in 2011, netting the second goal in the 3-1 Champions League final success at Wembley (Nick Potts/PA)

The Argentinian was to haunt United again in 2011, netting the second goal in the 3-1 Champions League final success at Wembley (Nick Potts/PA)

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The Argentinian was to haunt United again in 2011, netting the second goal in the 3-1 Champions League final success at Wembley (Nick Potts/PA)

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Lionel Messi marks another goal with his his iconic celebration (Adam Davy/PA)

Lionel Messi marks another goal with his his iconic celebration (Adam Davy/PA)

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Lionel Messi marks another goal with his his iconic celebration (Adam Davy/PA)

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There were plenty of highlights in Messi’s career – not all on the pitch (PA)

There were plenty of highlights in Messi’s career – not all on the pitch (PA)

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There were plenty of highlights in Messi’s career – not all on the pitch (PA)

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Messi is one of the best players in Barcelona’s history (Nick Potts/PA)

Messi is one of the best players in Barcelona’s history (Nick Potts/PA)

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Messi is one of the best players in Barcelona’s history (Nick Potts/PA)

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Messi is often hard to stop (Nick Potts/PA)

Messi is often hard to stop (Nick Potts/PA)

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Messi is often hard to stop (Nick Potts/PA)

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