Pedri has emerged in recent months as one of the most exciting young talents in the world.© Instagram
Barcelona midfielder Pedri has agreed a contract extension until 2026, which includes a one billion euros ($1.16 billion) release clause, the club announced on Thursday. Barca said the 18-year-old’s signing ceremony would take place on Friday. The deal is a big boost for Barcelona, whose massive debt has prompted the departure of high-profile players such as Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann. “FC Barcelona and the player, Pedro González ‘Pedri’, have agreed a contract extension until 30 June 2026. The release clause is set at 1 billion euros,” the club said in a statement.
Pedri has emerged in recent months as one of the most exciting young talents in the world.
He joined Barca from Las Palmas in 2020 and was an immediate success, going on to play 53 games under Ronald Koeman in his first season.
Pedri scored against Real Betis to become Barcelona’s fourth-youngest goalscorer in La Liga, behind Anu Fati, Bojan Cric and Messi.
He was also instrumental in the team reaching the semi-finals at Euro 2020 in Spain and then winning the silver medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
In the statement, the club described it as “a difficult year, with many miles on the clock, but one full of reward”.
Pedri is one of a group of youngsters hoping to lead a new era for Barcelona, which also includes Fati, Gavi, Sergio Dest, Eric García, Ronald Araujo and Nico Gonzalez.
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