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Barcelona confirm Pique signed new deal

Barcelona have confirmed Gerard Pique has signed a new deal to 2015.

The 23-year-old, whose contract was due to expire in 2012, becomes the 10th Barca player to renew his deal this campaign.

Pique's release clause has also been quadrupled and Barca confirmed the news on their website.

The statement read: "The defender Gerard Pique will continue at FC Barcelona until June 30 2015 at least.

"This Friday at midday, the Barca '3' signed the extension and the improvement of his contract, which expired in 2012.

"In the deal it was also established that the 23-year-old footballer's release clause has been increased from 50 to 200million euros.

"Other than Pique, his family and his agent, among others present at the signing were president Joan Laporta, sporting vice-president Rafael Yuste, financial vice-president Joan Boix, technical secretary Txiki Begiristain and football director Raul Sanllehi."

Yaya Toure, Victor Valdes, Pedro, Lionel Messi, Carles Puyol, Eric Abidal, Andres Iniesta, Rafael Marquez and Jeffren have all signed new contracts this season, while coach Pep Guardiola has also agreed a new deal.

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