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Barcelona to focus on contract extensions of two more La Masia prospects after Gavi deal



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On Wednesday, Barcelona confirmed that midfield sensation Gavi had committed to a new contract with the club that would keep him at Spotify Camp Nou until the summer of 2026.

The 18-year-old’s contract extension comes after Barça had tied down other key youngsters like Pedri, Ansu Fati and Ronald Araujo over the past year. Having now secured Gavi’s situation, the club are ready to focus on new deals for two more La Masia graduates.

Indeed, as reported by Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona will now look to extend the contracts of goalkeepers Iñaki Peña and Arnau Tenas.

Peña, who has been at the club for over a decade now, is currently the Blaugrana’s second-choice goalkeeper behind Marc-Andre ter Stegen following the exit of Neto Murara during the summer transfer window.

The 23-year-old spent the second half of the last season on loan at Turkish club Galatasaray and made a decent impression even though he did not play many matches. His current contract with Barcelona expires at the end of the season and the club are keen to extend it.

As for Tenas, he has been with the Catalan giants since 2010 and is currently the captain of the Barça Atletic side. The 21-year-old, like Peña, sees his contract run out in the summer of 2023 and the club are intent on prolonging his stay beyond next year.

Neither Peña nor Tenas have made their first-team debuts for Barcelona. But the young Spanish goalkeeping duo is held in high regard within the club.

Peña’s last contract signing came in 2018 when he had signed a three-year deal until 2021 with an option of extending it by two more years, which Barcelona triggered in 2020 to keep him tied down at the club until next summer.

Tenas, meanwhile, had put pen to paper on a new deal in 2020, renewing his contract for three years with a release clause of €100 million.

Both players could soon be handed new contracts by the club as they remain keen on ensuring that the goalkeepers continue their development at Camp Nou and grow into first-team regulars.

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