Barcelona ‘in talks to get Pedri removed from Spain squad for Olympics

BARCELONA are reportedly in talks with the Spanish Federation to have Pedri removed from the Olympic football team.

The 18-year-old midfielder is currently starring for Spain at Euro 2020.

Pedri is impressing for Spain at Euro 2020 - and has been called up for the Olympics

Pedri is impressing for Spain at Euro 2020 – and has been called up for the OlympicsCrédito: AFP

But he has also been called up for the Tokyo Olympics, in what would be a hectic summer for him.

He would have to travel out to Japan just TWO DAYS after the Euros finish. And Spain have a good chance of reaching the final on July 13.

According to Spanish radio station Cadena SER, Barcelona are appealing for Pedri’s release from the Olympic squad.

The teenager has become an integral part of Barcelona’s and Spain’s starting XI over the past few months.

Although he won’t want to watch a replay of his horror own goal during Spain’s Euro 2020 5-3 win against Croatia.

Pedri played a harmless ball back to keeper Unai Simon who took his eye off the ball and it rolled in.

In November Barcelona slapped a huge £360million transfer release clause on the teen sensation.

Pedri has made an instant impact since joining the club last summer from Las Palmas.


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Pedri is highly thought of by Barcelona after a brilliant breakthrough season

Pedri is highly thought of by Barcelona after a brilliant breakthrough seasonCrédito: AFP

He signed for the Catalan giants for a sum that will rise to a total of £20m in the first few seasons if he reaches the milestones specified in his contract.

The initial fee was £4.5m plus a further £902,000 in bonuses and add-ons based on objectives that were already passed during his loan spell back at Las Palmas, who will receive another £3.6m if he plays 25 games at Barca, de acuerdo a Goal.com.

The versatile Spaniard gives Barca different options up-front and has played on both wings and also in the attacking midfield position last season.

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