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The one billion clause shows “what the club is betting on you,” says Pedri

The one billion clause shows “what the club is betting on you,” says Pedri

The young Barcelona midfielder, Pedro González ‘Pedri’, was “very happy” to renew with the Barça club, with a record termination clause of 1,000 million euros (1,160 million dollars), which he considered “an image of what that the club bets for you ».

“The clause is an image of what the club is betting on you, the club is betting on me and I really want to add great things to this club,” Pedri said this Friday, at a press conference with Barça president Joan Laporta , after signing its renewal until 2026.

“I care more about the project and the years than the clause,” added, however, the Barça midfielder, who said he was “very happy” for the renewal of his contract, which ended next year.

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“The message that gives meaning to this clause is that we want him all our lives at Barça,” said Laporta.

Pedri, who arrived from Las Palmas in 2020, made his debut for the Barça team in September of that year in a match against Villarreal at the age of 17, starting a career that led him to play 53 games in his first season under Ronald Koeman.

And its growing importance in the center of the Barça field has gone hand in hand with that acquired in the core of the Spanish team with which it played in the last European Championship, in addition to playing with the Under-21 team in the Tokyo Olympic Games, where it won silver after losing in the final against Brazil.

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“Everything has happened very quickly,” admitted Pedri, thanking his parents and brother for “helping him keep his feet on the ground.”

Asked about his desire to renew with a Barcelona, ​​which is not going through its best sporting and institutional moment, Pedri assured that “it is true that we are going through a difficult time, but it is the best club in the world and it is going to get up and achieve great things” .

Currently injured, Pedri assured that “I have no deadline to return, I think we have to heal as much as possible”, less than ten days before the classic league against Real Madrid.

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Asked about his favorite for the Ballon d’Or, the young Barça midfielder stated that “I would give it to Leo (Messi) for everything he has helped me and because I think he is the best in the world.” AFP (HN)

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