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Thiago Alcantara signs new Barcelona contract

Thiago Alcantara has signed a new one-year contract with Barcelona.

The exciting Barca prospect's new deal includes the option for another two years through to 2013.

In addition, his buyout clause is set at €10 million, but will rise to €30 million if he stays until 2013.

"I'm very happy for the confidence they have shown in me. I hope to do even greater things in the B team and consolidate myself in the first team.

"Now I am closer to my dream: to become a great footballer," said Thiago.

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