Lamine Yamal, the 16-year-old prodigy of FC Barcelona, has extended his contract until 2026, the Catalan club made official on Monday in a press release. The young striker's contract now extends until June 30, 2026 and includes a release clause set at one billion euros, Barça detailed.
“Despite his young age, Lamine Yamal quickly progressed,” we can read in the club press release, adding that he “has become one of the greatest promises of the Barcelona team”, on which he often relies coach Xavi Hernandez.
The youngest player in the history of Barça to enter the league last April at the age of 15 years and nine months, Lamine Yamal also became on August 20 the youngest to start in La Liga, at just 16 years old. . Last month, he also made the history of Spanish football by becoming at 16 years and two months the youngest player and scorer in national history, during La Roja's big victory against Georgia (7- 1), in the League of Nations.