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Barcelona very happy with 18-year-old La Masia gem, begin renewal discussions

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Marc Guiu is one of the several Barcelona youngsters to have made a splash on the first-team scenes this season.

Just 18 years old, the striker made big waves, scoring on his La Liga and UEFA Champions League debuts against Athletic Club and Royal Antwerp, respectively.

While he has not seen many minutes in the second half of the campaign, Guiu is a player that Barcelona rate very highly.

Barcelona begin renewal talks

In fact, a fresh report from Mundo Deportivo states that Barcelona are very happy with Guiu’s development and performances.

As such, the Blaugrana have started initial discussions over a contract renewal for the 18-year-old centre-forward.

Guiu’s current contract, which he signed in 2022, runs until the summer of 2025, with the club retaining the option to extend it by two more years.

Marc Guiu to earn a new contract at Barcelona. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

While that is an avenue that can be explored, Barcelona are of the feeling that Guiu is deserving of a new deal altogether as those previous terms could be outdated.

As such, there have been initial conversations with the striker’s entourage during which the club declared their intention to adapt his contract to his new status.

Guiu, who has emerged as a loan target for Real Sociedad for the summer, is happy at Barcelona and is not interested in listening to any other offers as his only aim is to succeed with the Catalan club.

Guiu is very grateful to Xavi for the minutes he has been given in the first-team setup and is not thinking about a change at this point.

Meanwhile, Barcelona also recognise the youngster’s immense potential and will try and secure his long-term future at the club, although there is no immediate hurry on either side to seal the deal right away.

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