Barcelona bets one billion euros on Lamine Yamal

Barcelona bets one billion euros on Lamine Yamal

Lamine Yamal, who has no intention of leaving Barça, can sign for two more years with Barça, and no more. At the age of 16, the player of Moroccan origin would be of legal age within two years and could not enter into a contract beyond this duration. Joan Laporta is set to extend the striker’s contract until 2026, but his release clause will now be €1 billion, reports brand.

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With this amount, Barça intends to remove the desire for clubs in Saudi Arabia or other European clubs such as Manchester City or PSG to look at their Moroccan nugget who is in Xavi Hernández’s plans. The coach has started Lamine Yamal in Barcelona’s last three matches. Against Villarreal, the young striker delivered his first assist in La Liga this season.

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At 16, Lamine Yamal has just been called up by Luis de la Fuente for the Spanish team’s next two matches against Georgia and Cyprus, which count towards qualification for Euro 2024. Born in Spain to a Moroccan father and an Equatoguinean mother, young player chose to play for Spain, turning his back on Morocco who failed to convince him to join the Atlas Lions.

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