Barcelona, the champion of the Spanish soccer league, prolonged the contract of its younger participant of Moroccan origin, Lamine Yamal, till 2026, in line with what was introduced in a press release, which canceled the penalty clause within the 16-year-old’s contract recorded. at one billion euros.
The Catalan big mentioned that the younger striker, who selected to signify the Spanish nationwide crew on the worldwide stage, as a substitute of Morocco, the place his father has roots, signed the brand new contract, within the presence of membership president Joan Laporta, first deputy President Rafa. Yuste, and the director answerable for youth soccer on the membership, Joan Soler, and the Portuguese sporting director Deco.
He continued: “The settlement ensures that the younger man will stay at Barcelona, the membership he has belonged to since he was seven years previous, when he joined from CF La Torreta.”
Barcelona thought-about Yamal “one of the vital gamers to have graduated from (the membership’s academy) La Masia lately”, including: “He was solely 15 years, 9 months and 16 days previous when he performed for the participated within the competitors for the primary time.” competitors towards Betis on April 29, 2023, which made him… The youngest participant ever to play in a aggressive match for the crew.
He mentioned that Yamal went down in historical past because the youngest participant to start out for Barcelona towards Cadiz this season, and that he registered his identify within the Champions League when he turned the second youngest participant to take part within the continental competitors towards Royal Antwerp of Belgium.
He added: “Regardless of his younger age he was known as as much as play his first worldwide match with Spain. Within the match towards Georgia he not solely turned the youngest participant to play for (La Roja), but additionally the youngest goalscorer ever.”