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.