Barcelona fullback Dani Alves is delighted with Lionel Messi's new contract.

Messi penned a new deal to 2018 last week.

"I think it's a special day for all Barça fans, because the team's best player will stay with the Club for many years. I'm very pleased, because I want my friends to do well and because I'll be able to spend many more years with him," said the Brazilian.