Fontās renews contract till 2012
Andreu Fontās has extended his contract for a further season, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2011/12 season.
The 20-year-old Barca B defender is currently training with the first team and this morning he came
into the club offices to put pen to paper on a contract extension that’ll keep him at the Nou
Camp till June 2012. President Sandro Rosell and Vice President Josep Maria Bertomeu were both
present at the signing.
A clearly pleased Andreu spoke to Barca TV after signing his contract
and revealed: “I’m very happy to be able to stay on here. That’s what I wanted
and the club have shown great confidence in me, which is an important thing as far as I’m
Andreu Fontās is starting his fourth season at the club, having begun
with the Juvenil A team under Alex Garcia after coming from Girona. He played all season as a
central defender or defensive midfielder, playing in 28 of the 30 league games.
The following year he moved up to Barca Atlčtic and after a first half
of the season in which he had few chances, Luis Enrique decided to put his trust in him and he
played a total of 1578 minutes over 20 games. Last season, Fontas was a key part of the team and
only an injury in the closing stages of the season kept him from playing more than the 2407 minutes
over 26 games. Fontās made his debut with the first team against Sporting in the opening game of
the 2009/10 season.