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Barcelona set to announce 1 billion release clause for young midfielder

FC Barcelona are determined to secure their post-Messi future and it involves tying down their best young players. 18-year-old Pedri is the latest to be confirmed, with the club expected to announce his contract extension on Friday. Early reports suggest that the teenager’s release clause has been raised to one billion euros, an amount that far exceeds even Messi’s clause prior to his departure from the Catalan club.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta wants to make a statement and Pedri is one of the biggest symbols of the club’s new era. According to Marca, he will be signing a new deal that locks him down to the club until 2026. While that seems like a very long time for a pro athlete, the fact that he is only 18 works to his advantage.

The player was plucked out of his native Canary Islands for a mere five million euros. He made the move to Barcelona from Las Palmas in 2020, and has since blossomed into his role in Ronald Koeman’s first team squad and even for La Furia Roja.

Pedri had a breakout season with Barcelona before eventually being called up for Spain in Euro 2020. He did very well for both club and country, and the Blaugrana are determined to make sure his future firmly lies at the Camp Nou.