Barcelona Wonderkid Pedri Reveals Lionel Messi’s Advice As Huge £361m Release Clause Emerges

Barcelona inserted a whopping £361million release clause into teenage wonderkid Pedri’s contract earlier this year.

Despite interest from Manchester City and Bayern Munich, the 17-year-old attacker joined the Catalans from Las Palmas in the summer for £4.5million, putting pen-to-paper on a five-year deal.

The Spaniard has already established himself as a regular alongside Lionel Messi in the starting XI, making eight appearances in total across La Liga and the Champions League.

And it seems Barcelona have high hopes for the teenager, having slapped a whopping £361m release clause on his head following the move from Las Palmas to scare off any potential suitors.

That’s according to Goal, which also claims the £4.5m deal with Las Palmas could rise to £20m if all of the various add-ons are met over the coming seasons.

The youngster has been called upon in big games
The youngster has been called upon in big games

Pedri scored his first Barcelona goal in the 5-1 thrashing of Ferencvaros in the Champions League last month and could start tonight’s match against Dynamo Kiev.

Speaking ahead of the match, Pedri revealed how Messi has helped him settle in at the Camp Nou.

“He helps us in many ways on the pitch and the advice he gives you is great, now we have to enjoy him and not get involved in his future decisions and, above all, learn from him,” the teenager told reporters of his Argentine team-mate.

He already has a close relationship with Messi
He already has a close relationship with Messi

“He has helped all of us who have just arrived, from the very first day. He is a great person and he is helping us with advice on the field, a magnificent person.”

The versatile forward has played across a multitude of positions in his early Barcelona career, and when asked about his favoured role, he considers himself a traditional No.10.

“It is good to play in several positions and help the team wherever I am needed,” he added.

“I can create more danger as a second striker but I can play in other spots and work from there.”

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