According to a report from Fabrizio Romano, Pedri is about to close a deal for his contract extension as an FC Barcelona player.
As an FC Barcelona player, Pedri is one of the stars who pose the biggest hope for the club’s immediate future. When he made his debut for the Blaugranas, even Leo Messi quickly understood he was an elite-level player. Joan Laporta’s top priority was to improve on the youngster’s current contract and they finally reached an agreement. Pending official confirmation, Pedri’s new contract has a release clause of over €1 billion.
This was settled as high due to the possible approach of clubs that are controlled by a state. With this clause, the intention is to keep away clubs like PSG, Manchester City, and the newly acquired Newcastle United. With the anti-oil money clause settled, Joan Laporta can focus on offering Pedri what his talent truly deserves. Over the last year, this player has made incredible leaps of improvement as one of the best young talents in the world.
Barcelona wants the deal before the Ballon d’Or.
Fabrizio Romano reported on the new contract Pedri is about to sign. He also confirmed that the club is apparently in a hurry to sign the youngster. If he wins the Kopa Award for which he was nominated, his agents could demand more money than they already have. The board has been discussing other details of the contract with Pedri’s representatives. This includes a duration of five seasons, until the summer of 2026.
Plus, Pedri will get bonuses if he meets certain criteria every season such as matches played and nominations for other awards. Once this deal closes in the coming days, the board can now shift their focus on an offer to Ansu Fati. The young number ‘10’ is another one of the new generation players whose talents are highly valued by the club. But Pedri must come before any other youngster.