Pedri: Barcelona midfielder’s new deal made my happiest day since returning, says Joan Laporta

Joan Laporta says he had his “happiest day” since returning as Barcelona membership president when Pedri signed a brand new deal.

The midfielder, 18, has signed a contract by means of to 2026 with a 1bn euro (£846m) buyout clause – the best within the membership’s historical past.

He helped Spain attain the Euro 2020 semi-finals in July after enjoying a key half in Barca successful final season’s Copa del Rey.

“The clause is 1bn euros, however he’s price way more,” Laporta stated.

“I would say it is the happiest day since I’ve taken up the presidency.

“I used to be very blissful too, in fact, once we gained the Copa final season however that is an historic day and a type of that makes being Barca president worthwhile.”

Barca, who’re ninth within the desk after a blended begin to the season, face Valencia in La Liga on Sunday, a match Pedri will miss with a thigh damage.

Ronald Koeman’s facet, who’re backside of their Champions League group after opening with two defeats, then face Dynamo Kyiv earlier than returning to La Liga to host Actual Madrid within the season’s first El Clasico.

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