Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet and Frenkie de Jong sign new Barcelona contracts

Gerard Pique extends for four years with £457m release clause, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen signs five-year deal, Clement Lenglet and Frenkie de Jong commit until 2026

Gerard Pique has signed
Image: Gerard Pique has signed a four-year contract extension at Barcelona

Barcelona have announced contract extensions for four first-team players, including experienced centre-back Gerard Pique whose new deal until June 2024 would extend his stay at the Catalan side to 16 years.

The 33-year-old Spain international, who arrived from Manchester United in 2008, was sent off in Tuesday's 5-1 Champions League victory over Hungarian side Ferencvaros.

Barca confirmed a buy-out clause of £457m in the contract, and said the extension was "subject to the player making a certain number of appearances from the 2021/22 season".

Pique was sent off against Ferencvaros in the Champions League on Tuesday
Image: Pique was sent off against Ferencvaros in the Champions League on Tuesday

First-choice goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen also signed a new deal to June 2025, while centre-back Clement Lenglet and midfielder Frenkie de Jong have agreed contracts up to June 2026.

"These agreements have been reached following weeks of negotiations and include a temporary salary adjustment due to the current circumstances brought about by the Covid-19 induced crisis," Barca said in a statement on Tuesday.

Barcelona sold high-profile names in the summer to lower their wage bill, with Luis Suarez joining Atletico Madrid and Ivan Rakitic returning to Sevilla after six years at the Nou Camp.

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Arturo Vidal was also let go for a minimal amount to join Inter Milan, while right-back Nelson Semedo joined Wolves in a £37m deal.

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