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FC Barcelona and U19A player Konrad de la Fuente have reached an agreement for the extension of his contract for the next two seasons, through to 2022, with an option for a further two. The striker’s buyout clause has been set at 50 million euros with Barça B, rising to 100 million should he move up to the first team.
Konrad signed his new contract at the Estadi Johan Cruyff, alongside Barça B director Xavier Vilajoana and technical secretary Eric Abidal.
Blaugrana since 2013
Konrad de la Fuente, born in Miami to Haitian parents 18 years ago, arrived in Barcelona at the age of 10 when his father was transferred to the Haitian consulate in Barcelona. He first played for Tecnofutbol and Damm, before joining Barça’s U13B team in the 2013/14 season and playing alongside the likes of Nils Mortimer, Arnau Tenas, Takefusa Kubo, Nico González and Sergi Rosanas. He has played in 11 football teams for the club, and has won league titles with the U15B (2015/16), U15A (2016/17), U19B ( 2017/18) and U19A teams (2019/20). Konrad is a strong, fast and explosive winger, good at one-on-ones, and can play on both wings.
Konrad debuted for Barça B under García Pimienta on December 1, 2018, against Valencia Mestalla at the Miniestadi (2-2). In addition, he has played three more games with the second team, in which he scored his first goal in the Segunda B. This season he has played 852 minutes in the league with the U19A team and has scored 4 goals. In the UEFA Youth League, he featured in nine games in the 2018/19 season, scoring a goal on route to an elimination in the semifinals to Chelsea on penalties. Under Víctor Valdés and Franc Artiga he played 5 matches in the group stage, in which he scored three goals against Slavia Prague.
Konrad has been international with the United States at all youth levels since the age of 14. With the U20 team he played in the 2019 World Cup in Poland, where the United States lost in the quarterfinals against Ecuador.
Statements from Konrad de la Fuente
"I am very happy to stay at the best club in the world"
"It has always been my dream to play for the first team, and that is why I want to stay here - to try to achieve it"
"The main objective now is to move up to the Segunda División with Barça B"
“Having Garcia Pimienta as coach at Barça B is very good. I have already played under him for the U19B team.”
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