Tello pens new Barcelona deal

A UEFA European Under-21 Championship winner with Spain this summer, versatile forward Cristian Tello has extended his contract with FC Barcelona until 2018.

Christian Tello (FC Barcelona)
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FC Barcelona have tied down attacker Cristian Tello after the 21-year-old agreed a two-year contract extension with the Spanish champions.

The Catalan native – who joined Barcelona aged 11 – has penned a deal until 30 June 2018, with his new terms containing a buy-out clause worth €25m. "I'm really happy to inform you that I have extended my agreement with Barcelona until 2018. I'll be continuing to give my all for this shirt," the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship winner said.

Forward cum winger Tello made his Barça debut in a Copa del Rey encounter against CE L'Hospitalet on 8 November 2011, and scored eight goals in 34 appearances across all competitions last term. Gerardo Martino's side begin their 2013/14 UEFA Champions League campaign in the group stage.