Huge new deal for Barca starlet Pedri
OFFICIAL: Barcelona announce Pedri has signed a contract extension, keeping him at the club until June 2026
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.
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."