First, it was the 10 that Ansu inherited, bravely after Messi’s departure. Is now the firm of Pedri until 2026. Barça wants to go beyond gestures in its policy of strengthen the team’s sporting future, still impacted by the departure of Leo to PSG and Griezmann to Atlético.
The objective of the Laporta board of directors is to ensure the continuity of the young people who should be the future and, at the same time, the present of Koeman’s team. While the conversations with Ansu Fati, as indicated by President Joan Laporta are “on the right track”, Pedri’s signature is already guaranteed.
His salary is adapted to the role he has at Barça, the undisputed holder, in addition to scare away any option of listening to other people’s offers, turned into one of the great talents of European football. Pedri was not only chosen the best young player of the last European Championship and was included in the ideal eleven of the tournament, but he is the only Barça player on the list of 30 nominees for the Ballon d’Or-2021.
The 1,000 million clause of the canary surpasses the 800 that Griezmann had or the 750 of Messi in his day
The value that Barça gives to Pedri is also measured in the release clause you plan to place it. It would be 1,000 million euros, as revealed by the journalist Fabrizio Romano, becoming the highest in the club’s history, exceeding the 800 million that Griezmann once had or the 750 million in which Messi’s freedom was set when he renewed with the Barça club in November of 2017 being president then Josep Maria Bartomeu.
Just before the assembly
Laporta has also wanted to give a strategic value to this renewal because he announces it in the week prior to the assembly of delegates in which he must ask for the support of the partners to receive a credit of 1,500 million euros to raise Espai Barça and that article 67 of the statutes be provisionally suspended to release him from the commitment not to have two years of losses, which would imply the dissolution of the board and the calling of new elections.
Pedri supposes, therefore, as it happened in his day when Ansu assumed the 10 of Messi, the starting point to build the sporting future of Barça. A year ago the canary came directly to play in Second A with Las Palmas (he paid 5 million euros), and with a contract until 2022, with the club’s unilateral option to extend it until 2024.
The next objective of the Laporta board is to renew Ansu Fati and Gavi, the other two pillars of the club’s future
But his football, clairvoyant and magical, has broken all expectations. Guided by Koeman, who opened the Camp Nou doors wide for him, and powered by Luis Enrique, which has made him untouchable in the new Spain, the young Canarian, 18 years old, has been breaking barriers that seemed inaccessible.
For this reason, Barça has gone quickly and running to renew it, aware that it cannot let such a jewel escape. The next is Ansu Fati. Then Gavi. Later, Araujo …
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.