Despite being targeted by clubs in Great Britain, Cristian Tello is staying put in his native country…
The 21-year-old Spanish professional soccer player, a winger for Futbol Club Barcelona, has signed a contract extension with the team until 2018.
Tello’s lucrative new deal includes a 25 million euros buy-out clause, which could rise to 35 million euros depending on appearances.
Negotiations between Barça and Tello have been ongoing throughout the summer, and on Thursday both parties reached an agreement.
“I am very happy to announce that I have extended my contract with Barça until 2018,” Tello wrote on Twitter. “I will continue to give my all for this shirt.”
The Spain Under-21 international played 22 league games last season, scoring seven goals and contributing four assists.
The arrival of Neymar means even more competition in the squad, but Tello told a press conference earlier this summer that he was up for that challenge.
“I haven’t wanted to even listen to offers from other clubs. All I want is to be a success here,” he said.