Sergi Roberto signed his new contract in Pesident Bartomeu's office / PHOTO: VÍCTOR SALGADO - FCB

Sergi Roberto has signed an extension of his contract, which was due to expire at the end of this season, but that now binds him to the club until June 30, 2019. He put pen to paper this morning in president Josep Maria Bartomeu’s office, where he was also joined by director of sport Andoni Zubizarreta and director general Antoni Rossich. The deal includes a release clause of 30 million euros, which could increase to 40 million.

Speaking after the event, the player said that I have been at the club for eight years and renewing is a dream come true … We have a very nice year ahead, with a lot of trophies I hope, and a lot of work. I want to help the team as much as I can, whether as a starter, coming on in the second half or not even making the squad. Luis Enrique has said that he wants all of the players to be at their peak.”

Born in the Catalan town of Reus 22 years ago, Sergi Roberto made his first team debut in 2010/11 when he was still a junior. He became a permanent member of the team in 2012/13 and has played 42 games and scored 2 goals. The breakdown of the games is as follows: Liga (22), Champions League (8) and Spanish Cup (12).