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30.10.2009 14:25

Carles Puyol renews contract


Captain Carles Puyol has signed a new contract this morning with FC Barcelona. It ties him to the club until June 30, 2013. That is an extension of three years on his current contract with Barša.

A week after it was announced that Carles Puyol would be staying at Barša, the captain, at 31 years of age, has signed for a further three years. He signed at XXXX in the club offices, and is now officially committed to the club until 2013.

The rescission clause in his new contract has been set at 10 million euros, as long as he plays 60% of the games in a season.

“There is nowhere quite like here”

_M3_8903.jpgCarles Puyol has told Barša TV and www.fcbarcelona.cat that he is delighted to have extended his terms with FC Barcelona: “I am very happy that the club, the staff and the players have shown their confidence in me. The fans have also played a key role in this decision to stay because they have always supported me through good moments and bad. There is nowhere quite like here” said the captain.
Images: Miguel Ruiz y └lex Caparrˇs.
Images: Miguel Ruiz y └lex Caparrˇs.

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Puyol shortlisted for FIFA World Player
The Catalan is one of the six Barša players with an option to win the award handed out by FIFA each year. “I head this morning that I am a nominee. It’s not something that bothers me all that much because for me it’s the titles we win as a team rather than individual ones that are really important. I think Leo Messi is the big favourite, and he fully deserves to get the prize” said the defender

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