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Thiago renewed until 2015: "Now it’s up to me to prove myself"

Thiago Alcantara has improved and extended his contract with FC Barcelona for two more seasons, until 30th June 2015. The buyout clause will be 90 million euros.

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29 June 2011 09:41 PM

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Barcelona (FCB).- Thiago Alcantara has improved and extended his contract with FC Barcelona for two more seasons, until 30th June 2015. The buyout clause will be 90 million euros. The player\u2019s salary has not been disclosed. After the renewal of his contract, which was signed on Wednesday afternoon, Thiago showed himself to be very happy. He said "it's a dream to continue with this team and this club. I am really happy. Now it\u2019s time to share it with my family\u201D. He added: "I never thought about leaving. I\u2019ve always wanted to be here".


Total gratitude

The midfielder, still recovering from the surgery on his nose, was thankful for the education he has received at Barça: "The club has already done everything for me. They\u2019ve trained me, I\u2019ve come up through the youth ranks, they trusted me to play last season in the first team, and they offered to renew my contract\u201D. As from now he made it clear that: "Now it\u2019s up to me to prove that I can play for Barcelona and help the team to stay at the top".

Present at the signing of new contract were President Sandro Rosell, Sporting Director Andoni Zubizarreta, Director of Football Raul Sanllehi, and Thiago himself, accompanied by his father and his agents.

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  • Thiago, who will extend his contract with FC Barcelona until 2015, with the club's president Sandro Rosell (by FC Barcelona)

  • Thiago, who will extend his contract with FC Barcelona until 2015, with the club's president Sandro Rosell (by FC Barcelona)