Barcelona have had an impressive start to the new La Liga season, and Fabrizio Romano has now delivered a vital update on the future of Lamine Yamal and Alejandro Balde.
Lamine Yamal and Alejandro Balde Sign New Barcelona Contracts
Details of New Deals for Yamal and Balde
The Catalan giants appear to have plans to keep the youngsters in their team for years to come, and Romano has stated that both Yamal and Balde have already signed their new contracts with the club.
Romano also mentions that they signed the deals during the pre-season tour of the USA in July and that it is now a “matter of time” before the extensions are officially confirmed. The journalist further states that Yamal has signed a new three-year contract until 2026.
Romano further claims that Balde has agreed a new five-year contract with the club after becoming their regular left-back following the departure of Jordi Alba in the summer. Manchester City reportedly tried hard to sign Yamal before he agreed on a new deal with Barcelona.
What Has Yamal Achieved So Far?
Lamine Yamal has been a remarkable find for Barcelona and another talented youngster to come out of their acclaimed La Masia academy. The 16-year-old has stepped up for the Blaugrana this season, getting more game-time since the surprise departure of Ousmane Dembele to PSG.
The teenager became the youngest player to assist a goal for Barcelona in their win over Villarreal last month and became the Spanish national team’s all-time youngest goal-scorer against Cyprus in a recent friendly game. The winger, hailed as “special” for his brilliant performances, is becoming a vital part of the first team. Balde has also gained praise for his performances and has started three games this season.