Pedri signs Barca deal with €1billion release clause

Pedri of FC Barcelona during Spanish La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Cadiz CF on February 21 of 2021, Barcelona, Spain.

Barcelona's teenage midfielder Pedri has agreed a new contract until 2026 including a release clause of €1billion, the LaLiga club announced on Thursday.

Pedri, 18, has quickly developed into one of Barca's best players little more than a year after joining the club in 2020 from second division side Las Palmas for €5million.

He made 53 appearances in his debut season, more than any other Barca player, helping the team win the Copa del Rey and lighting up an otherwise poor campaign for the Catalans.

Pedri and Ronald Koeman during the match between FC Barcelona and FC Bayern Munich, corresponding to the week 1 of the group A of the UEFA Champions League, played at the Camp Nou Stadium, on 14th September 2021, in Barcelona, Spain.

Pedri then played a major role in Spain's path to the Euro 2020 semi-finals, becoming his country's youngest player at a major finals and being chosen in UEFA's team of the tournament and voted best young player.

He then helped Spain win the silver medal at the Olympic Games and ended the campaign with 74 appearances, more than any player in Europe.

Pedri will sign the new deal on Friday with president Joan Laporta before holding a news conference.

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