Barcelona signs a new contract with Ramin Yamal (16).
European transfer market expert Fabricio Romano said on the 2nd (Korean time), “There will be an official signing on Monday. The contract period is until June 2026 due to the 16-year age limit. In addition, the contract is worth 1 billion euros (about 1.4325 trillion won). “A buyout clause was included. The new contract was signed secretly last July.”레고토토
Yamal is a major Spanish prospect. Playing as a winger, he grew up in Barcelona’s youth system, La Masia, and consistently advanced through the ranks based on his excellent skills. Then, when he was called up last season, he knocked on the first team, and announced his club’s youngest league debut through the match against Real Betis in the 32nd round of La Liga. Coach Xavi Hernández, who made the unconventional decision, praised him, saying, “This is a player who will be responsible for an era in Barcelona. Even though he is only 15 years old, I thought he could help us. He has tremendous skills and talent.”
This season, at the age of 16, he established himself as a key player for Barcelona. Starting with the La Liga opening game against Getafe, he played in all games until the 8th round against Sevilla, playing 412 minutes. In particular, in the 3rd round match against Villarreal, he showed an amazing performance, including recording an assist, and was selected as the best player of the match (MOM).
Yamal was further selected to the Spain A national team. He took the field against Georgia and Cyprus in the A match last September. And in his debut match against Georgia, he showed off his spirit by scoring his debut goal. As a result, he became the youngest scorer in the history of the Spanish national team.
Yamal’s contract is set to run until June 2024, and Barcelona quickly worked to renew the contract. The agreement was reached as early as last July. Romano explained last September, “Yamal already signed a new contract with Barcelona in July, before the pre-season tour began. Yamal’s contract runs until June 2026 due to the 16-year age limit.”
The official announcement is imminent. Transfer market experts, including Romano, announced that the signing is expected on Monday. In particular, Barcelona set a high buyout amount of 1 billion euros to avoid losing Yamal. Now the future of Barcelona is in hand.