BARCELONA have agreed a new five-year contract with Pedri which includes a ONE BILLION euro release clause, according to reports.
The 18-year-old sensation will put pen to paper on the deal until 2026 which includes one of the highest release clauses of all time.
That is according to transfer guru Fabrizo Romano.
He tweeted on Wednesday: “Barcelona have reached total agreement with Pedri to extend his contract until June 2026, here we go!
“New deal to be signed in the next hours/days.
“Final clauses agreed and fixed too.
“EXCL: new release clause for Pedri will be €1B (one billion).”
His current deal expires at the end of this season.
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LaLiga ambassador Gary Lineker tweeted: “That’s one helluva release clause.”
Barca hope Pedri will be the at the heart of the club’s revival after the Lionel Messi era.
He has played just four times this season, but made 37 league appearances last term in a phenomenal breakthrough campaign.
Liverpool were said to be keen but have reportedly been put off by this latest development.
Barca have suffered on and off-pitch crises recently but the promise of a new generation of stars creates genuine cause for hope.
The Spain international impressed at Euro 2020 but has struggled with injury so far this season.
Pedri arrived from Las Palmas after an initial £4.3million deal was struck in 2019, although clauses have since taken that up to £13m.
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It is said that the Canary Islanders may eventually bank £30m if all add-ons are met, with a 15 per cent sell-on fee also part of the sale.
Koeman sung Pedri‘s praises recently and said: “He is a young player who listens and works hard and a great future awaits him.
“Mentally, he is very tough because if he was not, then he would not have survived this very demanding last 12 months.”
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