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Bartra signs with FC Barcelona till 2017: "It's a challenge to establish myself"

FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu and Catalan defender Marc Bartra signed the deal in the club offices this Tuesday that will keep the centre-back at Barça till June 2017. The new deal includes a 25 million Euro get out clause.The 23-year-old Bartra joined FC Barcelona as an eleven-year-old and worked his way up through the academy and Barça B teams before signing a first team contract in the 2012/13 season.After putting pen to paper, the Catalan centre-back admitted: “I’m very happy. It’s a great feeling and I hope everything continues to go as well as they have done in my time at the club so far. For me, Piqué and Puyol are my reference points - it’s a challenge to me to achieve what they have . Establishing myself in the team is a big test, but I am getting there”

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18 March 2014 08:51 PM

Barcelona (FCB).- Accompanied by FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu, Sporting Vice-President Jordi Mestre and Director of Football, Andoni Zubizarreta, Catalan defender Marc Bartra signed a contract extension with the club this Tuesday to keep him a Barça player until June 2017. The new deal includes a 25 million Euro get out clause.


The 23-year-old Bartra joined FC Barcelona as an eleven-year-old and worked his way up through the academy and Barça B teams before signing a first team contract in the 2012/13 season.

After putting pen to paper, the Catalan centre-back admitted: “I’m very happy. It’s a great feeling and I hope everything continues to go as well as they have done in my time at the club so far. For me, Piqué and Puyol are my reference points - it’s a challenge to me to achieve what they have . Establishing myself in the team is a big test, but I am getting there”

Finally, Bartra gave his views on Sunday’s Clasico against Real Madrid: “we are going into it with a lot of ambition. It’s such an important game psychologically and we will be going all out for a win”.

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  • Marc Bartra (left) and Josep Maria Bartomeu (right) (by FC Barcelona)

  • Marc Bartra (left) and Josep Maria Bartomeu (right) (by FC Barcelona)