Pedri signs new Barcelona contract
In what has proved to be a difficult 18 months for Barcelona, Pedri has emerged as a shining light. Signed for what could yet amount to 25 million euros from Las Palmas in 2019 (when he was just 16 years old), the midfielder has already racked up 56 appearances for Barcelona, and another 10 for the Spanish national team, including performances that saw him named Young Player of the Tournament at Euro 2020.
The #EURO2020 individual award winners:
Golden Boot: Cristiano Ronaldo:
Player of the Tournament: Gianluigi Donnarumma
Young Player of the Tournament: Pedri pic.twitter.com/kSdb0oiBa8
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) July 12, 2021
Heading into the current campaign, however, Pedri had just one year left on his Barcelona contract, something that the club have moved swiftly to rectify. And today, the Blaugrana announced that their hottest property has signed a massive new five-year deal, keeping him in claret and blue until at least 2026.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 14, 2021
Barcelona insert massive release clause
To truly ensure that Pedri is going nowhere, Barcelona have added a record release clause to his deal. As per the reliable Fabrizio Romano, this figure stands at 1 billion euros, which will surely prevent clubs even attempting to tempt the Spaniard away from Catalonia.
Barcelona have reached total agreement with Pedri to extend his contract until June 2026, here we go! New deal to be signed in the next hours/days. Final clauses agreed and fixed too. ⭐️🇪🇸 #FCB
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 13, 2021
In Spain, release clauses in contracts are mandatory, and Barcelona have been stung by this before, when PSG activated Neymar’s staggering 222 million euro clause, forcing the club to say goodbye to one of their most prized assets against their will.
Therefore, it will come as little surprise to see that Barca are doing all that they can to prevent this from happening again.
This article was edited by Conor Laird.