Marc Bartra signs the new deal with President Bartomeu / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Accompanied by Club President Josep Maria Bartomeu, sporting vice-president  Jordi Mestre and Director of Football, Andoni Zubizarreta, Marc Bartra signed a contract extension with the Club this lunchtime to keep him a Barça player until June 2013. The new deal includes a 25 million Euro get out clause.

The 23-year-old Bartra joined the Club as an eleven-year-old and worked his way up through the academy and Barça B teams before signing a first team contract in the 2012/13 season.

After putting pen to paper,  Bartra admitted: “I’m very happy. It’s a great feeling and I hope everything continues to go as well as they have done in my time at the Club so far. For me, Piqué and Puyol are my reference points  - it’s a challenge to me to achieve what they have . Establishing myself in the team is a big test, but I am getting there”

Finally, Bartra gave his views on Sunday’s Clasico: “we are going into it with a lot of ambition. It’s such an important game psychologically and we will be going all out for a win”


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