Huge new deal for Barca starlet Pedri
Barcelona have agreed a contract extension with young midfielder Pedri until June 2026, which includes a one billion euro release clause.
The Catalan club are 14/1 to win La Liga after their disappointing start to the season and are 66/1 to win this season's Champions League.
Signed from Las Palmas in July 2020, Pedri has now made 56 appearances for Barcelona in all competitions, scoring four times in the process.
The 18-year-old has also made 10 appearances for the Spanish national team, all coming in 2021. He played almost every minute of their Euro 2020 campaign.
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The young midfielder then went on to turn out for the national team at the Olympics, playing his 74th game of last season as the Spaniards were beaten by Brazil in the final.
Those 74 appearances made him the player with the most in any European league.
This news will be a positive for Barcelona, who have endured a difficult start to the season. Ronald Koeman's side currently sit ninth in La Liga after seven games and have lost both of their Champions League group ties so far, to Bayern Munich and Benfica respectively.
Barcelona's official website broke the news in a statement, which read: "FC Barcelona and the player, Pedro Gonzalez 'Pedri', have agreed a contract extension up to 30 June 2026.
"The release clause is set at 1 billion euro. The new contract ties down the player from the Canary Islands for the rest of this season and a further 4 years."