Source: Pedri will renew with Barça until 2026

BARCELONA – Pedri González and Barcelona have advanced, according to a source from the Barça club, the negotiation of the renewal of the Canarian footballer, which should take place this week, with a new contract that will extend for four seasons, until June 2026, and with a record clause in the club of one billion euros, surpassing the 800 limit that was set in the contract that he signed in 2019 Antoine Griezmann.

The new clause Pedri, which at the time of his arrival at Barça was set at 400 million euros, will equal the record currently set by two Real Madrid players Karim Benzema and Federico Valverde and it will double the 500 that they have at the Camp Nou Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Memphis Depay, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Samuel Umtiti or Sergi Roberto.

Below, with 400 million, it remains Ansu Fati, with whose representative Jorge Mendes maintains deals the Barça club to renew its contract and that, it is understood, will equal, at least, Pedri’s figure … Or perhaps he will surpass it to become the new absolute record of Spanish football.

In the absence of small details in the final draft of the contract, Barcelona’s intention would be to officially announce the agreement through an appearance before the media. “It is working well,” explained the source consulted, noting the excellent harmony between the player’s representatives and the club’s executives, considering that it has been more than a month shaping the player’s new commitment, which would take effect immediately with a clear increase in salary although also taking into account the current financial situation of the Barça entity.

Pedri’s current contract ends in June 2022 and although Barcelona reserved a clause by which he had the option to automatically renew him for two more seasons, the intention of Laporta’s board of directors, in view of the outstanding performance during his first year , was immediately sit down to discuss a new long-term agreement, which will be for two more years than those stated in the initial one and with various bonuses for performance … Although totally far from those signed by the previous board and that due to the ease their achievement could be considered hidden salary.

Once the continuity of the young Canarian midfielder is closed, the Barça club’s desire is to finalize the new contract for Ansu Fati, which, as in the case of Pedri, will be done regardless of the renewal option signed in the previous one. From there, the objective is to also ensure the long-term continuity of Gavi and Ronald Araújo, attending to approach positions with the representative of Sergi Roberto and waiting for Ousmane Dembélé, the case, today, less clear at the Camp Nou.