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Barcelona renew Alex Collado’s contract until 2023

The Barca B captain is staying at the Camp Nou

RCD Espanyol B v FC Barcelona B - Segunda Division B Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Barcelona confirmed on Wednesday that the club has executed the option to extend Alex Collado’s contract at the Camp Nou until 2023.

The moves secures the future of the Barca B captain with reports also circulating that he will be promoted to the first-team squad for next season.

It’s also being widely reported that Collado’s release clause has been increased and now stands at €100 million.

Mundo Deportivo are reporting Collado will link up with the first team for pre-season and it will then be decided whether he stays or goes out on loan.

It’s a deserved reward for Collado who has been a key figure for Barca B, scoring 16 goals in 77 appearances.

Yet he still seems to have some work to do to convince Ronald Koeman of his quality. Collado has played for the first team under Ernesto Valverde and Quique Setien but is yet to appear since Koeman took charge.

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