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Tello ends uncertainty with new Barcelona deal

Published: Thursday 13 December 2012, 13.53CET
FC Barcelona's Christian Tello has agreed a new deal which ties the winger – who would have been out of contract at the end of the season – to the Camp Nou club until 2016.
Tello ends uncertainty with new Barcelona deal
Christian Tello has agreed a three-year contract extension at Barcelona ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Thursday 13 December 2012, 13.53CET

Tello ends uncertainty with new Barcelona deal

FC Barcelona's Christian Tello has agreed a new deal which ties the winger – who would have been out of contract at the end of the season – to the Camp Nou club until 2016.

FC Barcelona have tied down attacker Christian Tello for a further three seasons after the 21-year-old agreed a deal committing him to the Camp Nou outfit until June 2016.

The announcement ends uncertainty about the future of the home-grown player given Tello's previous contract was due to expire at the end of the season. His new terms include a €10m buyout clause.

The winger made his Barcelona debut under Josep Guardiola in a 1-0 Copa del Rey victory at CE L'Hospitatlet in November 2011 and he has gone on to score five goals in 23 Liga games. The Spanish Under-21 international also netted his third UEFA Champions League goal in Barça's 3-2 Group G victory at home to FC Spartak Moskva on matchday one.

The Catalan club will discover their round of 16 fate when the draw is made in Nyon next Thursday.

Last updated: 13/12/12 14.39CET

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