Barcelona's rising star Pau Cubarsi set to extend contract - report

Barcelona's rising star Pau Cubarsi set to extend contract - report

FC Barcelona's prodigious talent, Pau Cubarsi, has solidified his position as a defensive linchpin at just 17 years old.

Since his debut in January, Cubarsi has become an indispensable asset under the helm of coach Xavi Hernandez.

Reports from Mundo Deportivo reveal that Barcelona are on the cusp of securing Cubarsi's future with a lucrative long-term contract. 

The economic terms have reportedly been agreed upon, with negotiations now focusing on the contract duration.

While Barcelona aim for a six-year deal, Cubarsi prefers five, yet this discrepancy isn't expected to hinder the agreement. Drawing inspiration from the Lamine Yamal model, Barcelona plan to adjust the contract to reflect Cubarsi's evolving role within the squad.

The impending contract extension, likely until 2030, underscores Barcelona's commitment to nurturing young talent. 

Not only does this secure Cubarsi's pivotal role within the team, but it also rebuffs interest from rival clubs eyeing his signature.

With a release clause initially set at a mere ‚¬10 million, Cubarsi emerged as a prime target for European giants. Barcelona, aiming to showcase their faith and elevate Cubarsi's stature, are poised to set his release clause at an unprecedented level, mirroring the likes of Ronald Araujo and Pedri.

As negotiations progress, the resolution of contractual details, including compliance with La Liga's financial regulations, remain a focal point. 

However, amidst the complexities, Barcelona's message is clear: Cubarsi's future lies firmly in the Blaugrana colours.

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