USA youth international Konrad de la Fuente has signed a new contract with La Liga champions Barcelona, extending his stay at the club till 2022.
Barcelona’s 18-year-old forward Konrad de la Fuente has penned a contract extension with the club till the summer of 2022, the Catalans have confirmed on their official website.
Konrad has been with Barcelona’s fabled La Masia academy since 2013 and has enjoyed a lot of success throughout his youth career with the Catalan giants. The teenage attacker made his debut for Barcelona B in December 2018 and has featured four times for the side, scoring one goal.
The USA youth international, who can play anywhere across the frontline, is currently playing for Barcelona’s Juvenil A side and has been impressing heavily. In 852 minutes in the league, he has scored four goals, while he has also featured five times in the UEFA Youth League, bagging three goals. He is yet to make his first-team debut.
Konrad de la Fuente has represented the United States national team at all age group levels starting from U16 to U20.
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The teenager came close to leaving Barcelona in December last year, with serious interest from German outfit Hertha Berlin. However, Barcelona persuaded him to stay put with the lure of first-team opportunities in the near future.
Held in high regard within the club, Konrad’s new deal sees him extend his stay at the club till the summer of 2022. The Catalans retain the option of extending his deal by a further two years.
Additional details of the contract revealed on the club’s website claim that the versatile forward has a release clause of €50 million, which will rise to €100 million should he make his first-team debut for Barcelona.
Speaking after signing the extension, the teenage sensation said: “I am very happy to stay at the best club in the world. It has always been my dream to play for the first team, and that is why I want to stay here – to try to achieve it. The main objective now is to move up to the Segunda División with Barca B.”