Nils Mortimer to stay until 2023

Nils Mortimer to stay until 2023

Andalusian striker signs for three more years, with the option of a further two-year extension

FC Barcelona and U19A player Nils Mortimer have reached an agreement to extend the player’s contract by three years until 2023, with the option of a further two-year extension. The buyout clause has been set at 50 million euros when he plays for Barça B and 100 million if he joins the first team.

Nils put pen to paper today at the Estadi Johan Cruyff in the company of the director of professional youth football, Xavier Vilajoana, and the club’s technical secretary for professional football, Eric Abidal.

Nils Mortimer signs new contract
Nils Mortimer ha signat el seu contracte a la llotja de l’Estadi Johan Cruyff amb la presència del directiu responsable del futbol formatiu professional, Xavier Vilajoana, i del secretari tècnic del futbol professional, Eric Abidal

Blaugrana since 2013

Nils Mortimer was born in Malaga 19 years ago, and moved to La Masia in 2013 to play for the U13B team under Marcel Sans.

He rose up through the youth ranks, and in 2018 was part of the team that won the UEFA Youth League, beating Manchester City 5-4 in the semi-finals and Chelsea 3-0 in the final.

The lightning quick left winger with a fine shooting ability has scored seven goals for the U19A team coached by Franc Artiga this season. He featured in every game in the UEFA Youth League, finding the net twice against Slavia Prague.

He first appeared for Barça B in March 2019 in a 1-0 win at Ebro and this season has been receiving regular call-ups and has appeared in six games.

He has represented Spain at all youth levels, and was part of the team that reached the last eight of the 2018 European U17 Championship.

Aiming high

“When I came here I never imagined I’d end up playing for Barça B, I just wanted to enjoy playing football. But as the years go by and you make progress, you start realising just how far you can go.”

“My aim is to get into the first team, but my focus right now is on the play-offs and playing for Barça B next year and working to get good results.”

“After so many years here, I’d define myself as a Barça-style striker. I like a passing game but also take players on. I like dribbling into the box and shooting at goal.”

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