Barcelona have secured the long-term futures of two of their most promising young players, Lamine Yamal and Alejandro Balde, with new contracts.
Both players signed their new deals in July before the pre-season tour, but the deals have yet to be officially announced.
Yamal, who is 16 years old, has signed a three-year contract until June 2026, while Balde, who is 19, has signed a five-year contract until June 2028.
The signings of these new contracts are a major coup for Barcelona, as both Yamal and Balde are highly regarded as two of the best young players in Spain.
Yamal, a winger, made his first-team debut for Barcelona last season and has impressed in pre-season this summer. He has also been capped by Spain at youth level.
Balde, a left-back, has already become a regular in the Barcelona first team and is considered to be one of the best young left-backs in the world. He has also been capped by Spain at senior level.
The signings of these new contracts are a clear sign of Barcelona’s commitment to building a team around young, talented players.
It is also a sign that the club is starting to recover from its financial problems, as both new contracts are reportedly worth a significant amount of money.
The official announcements of these new contracts are expected to be made in the coming days.
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