Pedro signs new Barcelona contract until 2019 with €150m release clause

Pedro Rodriguez Spain

Barcelona forward Pedro has signed a new contract with the club.

Just days before the Champions League final against Juventus, Barcelona have confirmed on their official website that forward Pedro has signed a new contract to stay at the club until 2019.

The 27-year-old joined the Barcelona youth setup at the age of 17 back in 2004, and whilst he is somewhat overshadowed by fellow Barca forwards Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez, Pedro plays a valuable role in the first team.

With 98 goals in 317 games for the club, Pedro has an impressive record in front of goal, whilst he has even hit 16 goals in 50 games for the Spanish national team.

Yet with his contract set to expire in 2016 and varying opportunities in the first team, speculation had started to link Pedro with a departure from the Camp Nou.

The Telegraph recently reported that Tottenham Hotspur were interested in a deal for Pedro, as well as Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool as Pedro considered his future at Catalunya.

Now though, Pedro has penned a new deal to keep with Barca until 2019, with a release clause of €150m inserted in the contract to protect their investment.

That's a long way off the reported £7m fee that allegedly could have signed Pedro last month, but for any Premier League clubs that were eyeing up moves for him this summer, they must now go back to the drawing board.

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