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Barcelona will consider selling ‘non-transferable’ star if a €100 million offer is made

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The past year or so has been a hugely successful one for Barcelona prodigy Pedri. Having arrived from Las Palmas, the teenager got his break in the senior team in 2020/21 season under Ronald Koeman and he did not look back from that point on.

From going on to make over 50 senior appearances in his debut season despite being in his teens, to starring with the Spanish national team at the UEFA Euro 2020 and participating in the Tokyo Olympic Games, the 18-year-old did it all and excelled while doing so.

Pedri’s efforts and achievements were rewarded earlier this month when he won the prestigious Golden Boy Award for 2021. Naturally, Barca are intent on building a team with him as a core member and handed him a new long-term contract that runs until the summer of 2026.

The contract also happens to include a mammoth release clause of €1 billion, effectively telling any potential clubs that the 18-year-old is considered ‘non-transferable’. However, as El Nacional reports, the Catalans could be forced to change their stance if an offer of around €100 million comes along for their teenage prodigy.

This report comes in the aftermath of claims that German record champions Bayern Munich are interested in signing Pedri. The Bavarian giants have the Spanish international firmly in their sights and are willing to make him the club’s most expensive signing, while also offering him a much bigger contract than the one he is currently on at Camp Nou.

Now, the report claims that if Bayern Munich came up with an offer of €100 million, it would be enough to get Barcelona to the negotiating table. The Catalans, despite their stance, are hamstrung by their financial situation – due to which they even ended up losing Lionel Messi in the summer earlier this year.

So, while players like Pedri, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Frenkie de Jong are considered ‘non-transferable’, Barca will be open to negotiating in case enormous offers of around €100 million mark come along. Whether Bayern are willing to splash that much money on the Spaniard remains to be seen.

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  1. Derek

    25/11/2021 at 09:20

    Madness if he is sold for that little. Far too good a talent, a perfect fit for Barca and still very young with his best years still to come. Sadly it shows how big the financial problem is in the Club. The past few Presidents (and some Senior Figures) should hold their heads in shame. Back in the day they would have been flogged in the streets for such incompetence.!

  2. krishna Ramachandran

    25/11/2021 at 09:28

    Sell FDJ or even MATS if Barca must but Pedri should be retained. If Manu want to play 4-2-3-1 with a double pivot, FDJ will be an ideal player.

  3. Steve johnson

    25/11/2021 at 09:44

    Bayern will not pay 100 million for Pedri. When their scouting can buy players like Gnarbi and Alfonso Davies at below 10 million each they dont need Pedri and you will not spend the 100 million on one player.

  4. Ahmad

    26/11/2021 at 23:30

    Only barca makes the terrible mistake of buying a hopeful player for over 100m. They did it twice with dembele and coutinhiu, the worst transfers of the century that eventually destroyed the club potential and financials