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Ronaldinho reaps reward

Published: Wednesday 9 June 2004, 19.12CET
FC Barcelona have handed Ronaldinho a new deal and increased his buy-out clause to a reported €150m.

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Published: Wednesday 9 June 2004, 19.12CET

Ronaldinho reaps reward

FC Barcelona have handed Ronaldinho a new deal and increased his buy-out clause to a reported €150m.

FC Barcelona have rewarded Ronaldinho for his superb form this season with an improved contract.

Champions League
The Brazilian FIFA World Cup winner shone for Barça following his move from Paris Saint-Germain FC, helping them into second place in the Primera División and a place in next season's UEFA Champions League.

Buy-out clause
Barcelona rate the 24-year-old so highly that they have increased his buy-out clause to a reported €150m and handed him a basic salary of €4.8m-a-year which could double with win bonuses. "Ronaldinho is going to mark a new era at this club," said club president Joan Laporta.

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