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Pedro to stay at Barça until June 2016

FC Barcelona has announced an agreement with Pedro Rodríguez to extend his present contract for one more season. The new contract will expire in June 30th 2016. His buy-out clause has been increased from 90 to 150 million euros. He has scored 45 goals in the last two seasons.

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05 July 2011 04:11 PM

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Barcelona (FCB).- Pedro will stay at Barça one more season than foreseen in his current contract. The contract has been extended until June 30th 2016, while his buy out clause has been increased from 90 to 150 million euros. Pedro will sign the new contract on Thursday at around 11.30 and, after that, he will be participate in a photo session outside the FC Barcelona offices.


45 goals in two seasons

Pedro Rodríguez joined FC Barcelona in the summer of 2004 and played for the Youth A and Barça B teams for four seasons before making the leap to the first team in the 2009/10 season, when he appeared in 52 games. That season, Pedro scored 23 goals in all competitions, and maintained similar form in 2010/11, netting a further 22 times.

It was Frank Rijkaard who handed him a debut in 2007/08 and in 2008/09 he divided his time between Guardiola and Luis Enrique\u2019s teams. Since his promotion to Barça\u2019s first team, Pedro has shown just what a decisive striker he can be for FC Barcelona. He can play either on the right or the left and is a crucial component of the team\u2019s pressure game.

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  • Pedro showing FC Barcelona's shield after scoring against Manchester United (by FC Barcelona)

  • Pedro showing FC Barcelona's shield after scoring against Manchester United (by FC Barcelona)