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Barcelona teenage defender set to sign new contract until 2029 today

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Having secured the long-term contract renewal of Pau Cubarsi not very long ago, FC Barcelona are all set to tie down another young defender to a new deal.

Indeed, journalist Helena Condis reports that Barcelona teenage starlet Hector Fort will sign a new long-term contract until the summer of 2029 later today at the club offices.

Much like Lamine Yamal, Cubarsi, and Fermin Lopez, Fort too has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign this season, although he has not featured as regularly as his fellow La Masia products.

A right-back by trade, the 17-year-old defender has impressed in his natural position as well as a makeshift role at left-back.

A first-team berth is pretty much guaranteed for Fort for next season even though there will be new management at the helm of affairs.

Hector Fort set to sign a new deal today. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

And the teenager is now set to celebrate his breakthrough season by signing a long-term contract.

Fort will be turning 18 years old in August later this year and it could be possible that the new deal would come into force after that as regulations do not allow him to pen a contract longer than three years when still a minor.

Alternatively, Barça could be handing him a three-year contract with an option for an additional two seasons, which they might improve once he turns 18.

Much like Cubarsi, Fort is also likely to see a significant rise in his release clause amount as well as wages reflecting his new status within the team.

Along with Fort, Barcelona are also working to tie down several other young players to new deals with the likes of Marc Casado, Marc Bernal, and Marc Guiu all expected to pen improved contracts in the weeks to come.

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