Barcelona prodigy Pedri puts pen to paper with new five-year contract
Barcelona prodigy Pedri puts pen to paper on new five-year contract ‘with £846MILLION escape clause’ as 18-year-old commits his future to the club despite financial difficulties
- Barcelona star Pedri has signed a new five-year contract to stay at the club
- The 18-year-old prodigy’s current contract expires at the end of this season
- Pedri has impressed at Camp Nou since making his Barcelona debut last season
- Marca reports the new deal includes a release clause worth £846 million
Spanish prodigy Pedri has signed a new contract with Barcelona until 2026 with a whopping £509 million release clause to his name, the club has confirmed.
The 18-year-old midfielder, who has made more than 50 appearances for the Catalans since making his first-team debut last season, has been linked with leaving the club as his current contract expires at the end of this season.
Ailing Barcelona have had a difficult few months, both on and off the pitch, with Lionel Messi leaving for PSG without a transfer, while other stars such as Antoine Griezmann have been fired to cover their debts.
Barcelona star Pedri has agreed a new five-year contract with the club, it has been announced
The 18-year-old prodigy is reportedly getting a new £509m release clause to his name
But the LaLiga side announced on Thursday that Pedri has secured his future on the Nou Camp side by signing a new long-term deal.
Not only does the new deal give the Spanish midfielder a pay rise, but Marca reports that it includes a massive £846m breakout clause intended to deter European giants such as Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain – two of the richest clubs in the world. the world.
The teenager signed Barcelona from Las Palmas in September 2019 for just £4.2 million and remained in the second division for the 2019-20 season.
Pedri justified Barcelona’s fee for him despite never having kicked a ball in professional football before signing a contract with the club, scoring four goals in 37 appearances for the Canary Islands club.
Pedri (right) has impressed since his debut for the Catalans at the start of last season
The midfielder was then ever-present for the Catalans in his debut campaign at Camp Nou, making 52 appearances in all competitions for the Copa del Rey champions last season.
His performances earned him a place in Spain’s squad for the Euro 2020 with Pedri named as the young player of the competition of the competition and he was also named in the team of the tournament.
In a busy summer for the 18-year-old, Pedri also played in Spain’s squad for the Tokyo Olympics, but has only played four times for Barcelona this season due to a muscle injury.
Pedri has already been awarded 10 times by Spain and won the Euro 2020 Young Player award
Joan Laporta plans to tie Pedri to a new deal despite financial difficulties hitting the club
Barcelona are planning to tie Pedri to a new contract, despite the financial crisis that has loomed over the club this calendar year.
Club president Joan Laporta announced a debt of £1.15 billion earlier this year, blaming the previous regime, led by Josep Maria Bartomeu, for the financial problems.
The Catalans are also reportedly planning to tie new No. 10 Ansu Fati to a long-term contract, while also bringing in more teenage midfield talent in prodigy Gavi, who impressed Spain this month in the Nations League final.