Barcelona extend Thiago contract

Barcelona have agreed a two-year contract extension with highly-rated youngster Thiago Alcantara.

The 20-year-old midfielder, who has been linked with a move away from the Nou Camp this summer, is now tied to the European champions until 30 June, 2015 while his new contract has a buy-out clause of €90m.

Thiago last weekend helped Spain win the U-21 European Championships, scoring a brilliant goal in their 2-0 win over Switzerland in Saturday's final. Italy-born Thiago is the son of 1994 Brazilian FIFA World Cup™ winner Mazinho.