BARCELONA – Spanish football team Pedro “Pedri” Gonzalez has agreed with FC Barcelona to extend the cooperation. He signed a new contract with the management of the Catalan club by June 2026, which also includes a redemption clause worth one billion euros.
The current contract will expire for the 18-year-old midfielder by less than twelve months, and he also had an option to extend the contract for another two seasons, the dpa agency reported. However, the club decided to give its hope a completely new offer with a significantly improved salary. However, he did not disclose its height.
Pedri came to Camp Nou last year from Las Palmas and experienced a rocket development in the new team. From the B-team, he quickly reworked into an “A”, in which he immediately became one of the key players. Coach Ronald Koeman used him in 37 league matches, in which he scored three goals. Only Frenkie de Jong played more matches in La Liga last season for “Barca”.
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Pedri’s performances did not escape the attention of the coach of the Spanish national team Luis Enrique, who gave the youngster a chance in four international matches and subsequently nominated him for EURO 2020. At the championship Pedri was one of the mainstays of “La Furie Roja” and significantly contributed to the semifinals. He was declared the best young player of the European Championship 2020. He became the youngest player in history, who started in the elimination phase of the European Championship. He ended the season by participating in the Tokyo Olympics, where he helped the national team to win silver. He started a total of 73 meetings last year.
Pedri is one of 30 players nominated by France Football magazine for the prestigious individual award Golden Ball 2021 ..