The Blaugrana have actually confirmed a flurry of new deals in what could be one of Josep Bartomeu’s last function as the club’s president.
Barcelona have verified that Gerard Pique, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Frenkie de Jong as well as Clement Lenglet have actually all authorized contract expansions with the club.
The Blaugrana introduced the deals immediately after their 2020-21 Champions League opener on Tuesday, with Ronald Koeman’s guys cruising to a 5-1 sway Ferencvaros.
Pique was sent off in the 2nd half against the Hungarian side yet complying with the match, the veteran defender saw his contract expanded through 2024.
The 33-year-old’s extension will certainly be subject to playing a certain amount of games in the 2021-22 season. Pique, who is in his 13th season with the club, will certainly have a buy-out provision of EUR500 million (₤ 457m/$591m).
Barca have been servicing an extension for Ter Stegen for months now, with the Germany international’s previous deal set to end in 2022 after he initially joined in 2014 from Borussia Monchengladbach.
The goalkeeper has actually currently joined via 2025 and will likewise have a buy-out clause set at EUR500m.
Lenglet has excited because arriving from Sevilla in 2018, with the 25-year-old coming to be a starter and making an overall of 89 looks in a Barca shirt.
The Frenchman has joined with 2026 and has a buy-out provision of EUR300 million (₤ 274m/$355m).
De Jong, meanwhile, has yet to hit the elevations anticipated since his arrival from Ajax in 2019.
However the Dutch international is still simply 23 and also huge things are gotten out of a player that is still tipped to become one of the world’s top main midfielders.
De Jong has authorized an expansion through 2026 and also has a buy-out condition of EUR400 million (₤ 366m/$473m).
It is feasible that the flurry of renewals will certainly be among Josep Bartomeu’s last acts as Barcelona president as his setting comes under additional analysis.
A ballot of no confidence versus Bartomeu is set to proceed after charter member got to the required amount of trademarks for the activity to go through.
Rather than go through with the vote, Bartomeu can resign as quickly as following week as the pressure constructs after a season that saw Barca fail to win any type of trophies and after that suffer via a transfer legend with their most renowned player, Lionel Messi.