Former Barcelona player, Laurent Blanc, recently criticized the club for losing Messi and Neymar and this is because of how hard it is to replace them. It wasn't Barcelona's plan or desire to lose these players, but it was almost out of their control.
The KOPA Award is usually presented to the best player under the age of 21 plying his trade in Europe for a calendar year. The award was birthed in 2018 by the organizers of the Ballon d'Or awards (France Football Magazine). This award is similar to the Ballon d'Or award with the only difference being the age restriction, design, and modus of voting.
Over the years, top European teams have taken steps to secure the future of a particular player by attaching an expensive release clause to their contract. For example, David Alaba has a release clause of €850m, while Griezmann has a release clause of €800m. However, recent reports confirm that only Pedri has been handed a new contract by FC Barcelona.
Diario AS in Spain provided a new update on Pedri's return (h/t Barça Buzz). After getting injured in the Champions League match against Bayern Munich, the 18-year-old was initially ruled out. Just a week later, the Spain international was hurried back into the matchday squad to face Benfica in the same competition.
Ansu Fati and Pedri are both 18 years old while Gavi is 17 years old and they are all playing for Barcelona. This particular lineup will last Spain for a very long time in my opinion because they are all under 23 years of age. Back in the days when the Golden generation of Spanish footballers emerged this century, precisely in 2008, when they won the 2008 European Championship many didn't see that generation falling apart.
5. Ansu Fati Anssumane Ansu Fati Vieira, a forward for Barcelona and the Spanish national team, is an 18-year-old Spanish professional footballer. Vieira is widely regarded as one of Spain's most exciting football prospects, as well as one of the world's top young players.
There has been news of top European teams planning to hijack certain Barca players in the next transfer window. Transfer reports have repeatedly mentioned the interest clubs like Manchester United have for players like Ousmane Dembele and Pedri. Also, Bayern Munich is said to fancy their chances in capturing some Barcelona players in the coming transfer window.
Release clauses are clauses that are inserted in players contract that will allow them leave when another club matches it. Clubs tends to put release clause in their players contract to give them an upper hand when negotiating with other clubs. Higher release clauses means that the club value their players and do not wants to lose them to another club.
FC Barcelona is currently one of the few clubs who can boast of having super talented youngsters who might rule over the world of soccer in the coming years. The likes of Ansu Fati, Frankie De Jong, Gavi and others have made it to the list of top Barcelona young stars that will surely make it big in the world of soccer.
According to a report from Fabrizio Romano, Barcelona have reached an agreement with Pedri to extend his contract. The young Spanish midfielder has agreed a new five years contract which will keep him at the club until 2026. The club see him as an untouchable, and they have been doing everything they can to extend his contract in the last few weeks.
Pedri made his Barcelona debut on September 27th of last year. In just over a year, the teenager has established himself as a household figure in the football world, a key part of Barcelona's squad, and one of La Liga's faces. Last season, the teen had a fantastic season in all competitions.
Barcelona have reached an agreement to extend Pedro’s contract with the club until June 2026. The final clauses and salary has all been agreed and the paperwork will be completed in the upcoming hours or days. Pedri only had one year remaining on his current deal, and Barcelona have gone ahead and tied him down to Camp Nou for the next half decade.
Whenever there are talks about the best upcoming midfield talents, the names of 18 year old Pedri and 22 year old mount always come up with some people even comparing them with legends like Lampard. However, their stats show that such comparisons are insults to the legends.
Transfer News: Arsenal working on a €40m deal to beat Liverpool to Nabil Fekir; Pedri signs new contract
The English Premier league side Arsenal are reportedly working on a €40million transfer offer for Real Betis attacking midfielder Nabil Fekir, who is also wanted by their rivals. The France international seems to be considering his future with the Spanish Laliga side, according to the latest transfer news from Spain, and it could be that EPL will be his next destination.
Barcelona have a host of tough fixtures coming their way this month, with he first 3 encounters all being home games against Valencia (La Liga), Dynamo Kiev (UCL) and Real Madrid (La Liga). Thankfully, a few of Barca's injured players are back and will give Ronald Koeman some squad depth ahead of the following fixtures:
According to google, The release clause is a set fee that a buying club can pay a selling club in order to contractually oblige them to offload a player. This means a club will have no other choice to sell a player if another club offer the release clause of such player.
The nominees for the 2021 Kopa Trophy have been announced with ten youngsters making the cut. Those players are some of the best youngsters football has got to offer since the beginning of the year. Manchester United's Mason Greenwood made the list after yet another sparkling year for Manchester United.
Pedri has agreed to a new deal with Barcelona, with the 18-year-old signing to new terms at Camp Nou until the summer of 2026, with a €1 billion release clause. Goal was able to establish on Wednesday that talks with the teenager had been intensified in the hopes of reaching a deal.
Barcelona's young player, Pedri signed a new contract that will see him remain in the club until 2026 with a release clause of €1 billion. Pedri is currently one of the best young midfielders in the world, he was part of the Spanish team that played in the 2020 EURO competition and also the Olympics in Tokyo.
The Golden Boy award is granted to the greatest player under the age of 21 in Europe's top leagues, and Pedri, Jude Bellingham, and Gio Reyna are among the 20 players named to the shortlist. Last season, Erling Haaland won the award, which is given out by Tuttosport, and other winners include Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappe, and de Ligt.