Barcelona midfielder Pedri González has agreed to a new contract with the team until 2026, the club said on Thursday.
Barcelona said Pedri’s new contract would include the reason for the release of 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion). His salary was not made public. The deal will become official when the player signs it on Friday.
18-year-old Pedri is coming off a breakout season, his first with Barcelona since joining Las Palmas. The playmaker led Barcelona with 53 appearances, helping them win the Copa del Rey.
Pedri also became a key player for Spain, helping the national team reach the semi-finals of the European Championship and win a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
The new contract indicates Barcelona’s willingness to help Pedri lead a team that has gone through a painful transformation since the departure of Lionel Messi and facing huge financial difficulties.
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