MADRID: Barcelona’s non-stop teenage midfielder Pedri has agreed a contract extension until 2026.

Pedri went from the Euro 2020 finals in England to the Olympic Games in Tokyo. His new deal includes a €1bn release clause.

The 18-year-old joined Barcelona from Las Palmas in August 2020 and played 53 times for them last season, more than any other player at the club.

Spain manager Luis Enrique started Pedri in each of their games at Euro 2020 through to the semi-finals and he was included in UEFA’s official team of the tournament.

The teenager also helped Spain win Olympic silver after they were beaten by Brazil in the final.

Pedri has made four appearances for a struggling Barcelona this season, with the club seventh in the Spanish top flight and bottom of their Champions League group.