Lamine Yamal has a splendid future and a brilliant present in football and is determined to succeed dressed in the Blaugrana shirt of Barcelona. The young winger, only 16 years old, signed his renewal this Monday with president Joan Laporta that will join him to the Barcelona club until 2026.

At his age, FIFA regulations prevent promising players from signing for more than three seasons, which correspond to their youth stage. For this reason, the connection has not been made beyond June 30, 2026. As it is a minor, due to the protection protocol, the signing took place in a private event at the offices of the sports city and there was no call for press.

Barcelona has acted quickly to secure the latest jewel of its quarry, whom Xavi made his debut last season, still at 15 years old. The footballer’s will was always to continue in the club he joined in 2014 and now it has been expressed with his first contract as a professional after a negotiation between Deco and the player’s agent, Jorge Mendes, the same as Balde, João Félix, Cancelo and also from Ansu Fati.

Barça has managed to protect Lamine Yamal with a totally dissuasive termination clause of 1,000 million euros. The same one that the young Balde, Gavi, Pedri and Araújo, among others, already have in the locker room.

The idea with which both Barcelona and the player’s entourage are working is, as far as legally possible, is to renew with a more long-term contract, until 2030.

Boldness, imbalance, understanding of the game, quality and a dazzling progression. These are the great virtues of the Esplugues winger, who grew up in Mataró and now sleeps in the Masia residence. This season, despite his youth, he has become a fixture and not a complement since Xavi has used him in all the games this season, four of them as a starter).

He has barely played ten games with Barça’s first team, with whom he has not even scored yet, but he is already worth 1,000 million. Lamine Yamal has indeed been able to celebrate a goal with the senior Spanish team, with which he debuted on September 8, breaking all records for precocity. The footballer came on due to Dani Olmo’s injury in the match against Georgia and scored the goal that closed the 1-7 win in Tbilisi.