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Ter Stegen, Piqué, De Jong and Lenglet renew their contracts

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Barcelona have announced that Gerard Piqué, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Clément Lenglet and Frenkie de Jong have all signed new long term contracts.

The quartet have all committed their long-term future to the club, with Piqué extending his contract until 2024, Ter Stegen until 2025, and Lenglet and De Jong both extending until 2026.

The new contracts also include temporary salary adjustments due to the financial difficulties the pandemic has brought to the club.

The announcement happened almost instantly after the referee blew the whistle for the final time in Barcelona’s 5-1 victory against Ferencvaros in the Champions League.

Gerard Piqué has extended his contract until June 20th 2024, and his release clause stays at 500 million euros. Maybe the most surprising out of the renewals, considering his age. The Spanish centre back turns 34 at the beginning of next year and his previous contract ran until the summer of 2022. The defender will be 37 years old if he completes his contract with the club.

Ter Stegen’s contract has been extended until 30 June 2025 and has a release clause of 500 million euros as well. If that contract is fulfilled, the German keeper will have spent over a decade as a Barcelona player.

Clement Lenglet‘s new contract stretches until June 30th 2026 and has a release clause of 400 million euros.

Frenkie de Jong has extended his contract with the club to June 30th 2026 and his release clause is set at 400 million euros.

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Martin Blakstad — Editor, BCN
Martin watches quite a bit of football, and writes his thoughts for Blaugranagram.
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