FC Barcelona made official this Tuesday the renewal of its captain, Alexia Putellas, for two more seasons, until 2026, with the option of a third. The announcement comes four days before the Champions League grand final that will face the Blaugrana and Olympique Lyon and thus ends months of negotiations full of lights and shadows.

The signing took place this Tuesday at noon in the club offices where Alexia Putellas met with the president Joan Laporta, the director responsible for women’s football, Xavier Puig, and the sports director, Marc Vivés.

Barça thus closes the renewal of one of its most iconic footballers. An emblem of the club with more than 400 games behind it. Mollet del Vallès is the third player who has worn the Blaugrana shirt the most times (424), only behind Melanie Serrano (517) and Marta Torrejón (431).

The Catalan midfielder, winner of two Ballon d’Ors, ended her contract on June 30 and, although the intention of both the player and the club was for their paths to continue hand in hand, it has not been easy to find a point meeting. The delicate financial situation of the club and the player’s injury have complicated the talks, which experienced their worst moment when Alexia attended the Spanish team’s training camp in February without having received a medical discharge from Barcelona, ​​something that bothered the club. club.

With this folder happily closed, the sports management headed by Marc Vivés still has to resolve the future of the other two footballers who finish their contract this summer: Mariona Caldentey and Lucy Bronze. Both aim to leave the club and the Balearic player is looking towards the English league.