MADRID - Midfielder Sergio Busquets has
extended his contract with Barcelona by two years until 2015,
the La Liga club said on Thursday.
The deal includes an option for a further year depending on
how many games the Spain international plays during the 2014-15
season, the club said on their website.
There is also a buyout clause worth 150 million euros, up from 80 million in his previous deal, they added.
A product of the club's youth programme, the 22-year-old is
an important part of Pep Guardiola's much-praised team.
His ball-winning skills, distribution and the protection he
gives playmaker Xavi also served Spain well at last year's World
Cup in South Africa when they won the trophy for the first time.
"This is the best way to start the year and great news for
everyone," Busquets told Barca TV.
"I am still very young and I hope to have a career filled
with successes," he added.
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