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Official: Atletico Madrid prodigy Pablo Barrios signs new contract until 2028

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As confirmed by the club on their social media channels, Atletico Madrid youngster Pablo Barrios has signed a new contract that will keep him at the Civitas Metropolitano until 2028.

The 19-year-old is enjoying a breakthrough campaign with the Colchoneros. Having made his debut for the club’s B team in September last year, the midfielder was soon called up to the first-team setup by Diego Simeone.

Since his senior debut in October 2022, Barrios has played eight games in total, with his involvement becoming greater and greater after the World Cup break.

To date, the young prodigy has featured eight times for Los Rojiblancos, even scoring two goals in the process – both of which came in the Copa del Rey.

It must be remembered that Barrios joined Atletico Madrid’s academy from the youth setup of arch-rivals Real Madrid five years ago and has now carved out a spot for himself in the senior team at the Civitas Metropolitano.

At 19 years of age, the Spaniard has his entire career ahead of him and he has committed himself to Atletico Madrid until the summer of 2028.

The renewal also means that Barrios is now essentially registered as a first-team member of the club instead of being a subsidiary player.

Reports in Spain suggest that the young midfielder’s new contract will consist a release clause worth €100 million.

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Ancelotti talks Courtois, Militao, Bellingham, VAR controversies ahead of Las Palmas vs Real Madrid

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Coming off a highly controversial game against Almeria, Real Madrid will now travel to Gran Canaria to take on Las Palmas tomorrow as part of the early kick-off.

Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the clash tomorrow, starting off by confirming his goalkeeper for tomorrow, “Lunin will start tomorrow.”

He also added that Madrid were looking to get back to their usual level after back-to-back poor performances, one of which included elimination against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey round of 16.

“We are motivated to return to our best level after 2 bad games.”

The Italian gaffer also commented on the biggest football story in the world today, which was Jurgen Klopp announcing his decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season.

“It’s quite surprising, I understand. Working for a long time with the same club and players lowers your motivation a bit. He’s doing a fantastic job at Liverpool.”

And of course, Ancelotti also spoke about the leaked VAR audiovisual, some of which are highly controversial for all parties involved. Barcelona coach and players have also commented on the same, in light of the Negreira case.

“They have talked a lot. Everyone knows what has happened in the last 20 years in Spanish football. The Civil Guard is carrying out an investigations. That is the real problem of Spanish football.”

Luckily for the manager and fans, all injured players — minus the ACL trio of David Alaba, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois — are available. Jude Bellingham is suspended, however.

“Everyone is available now after the recent period of injuries.”

“Making up for Bellingham’s absence tomorrow? Brahim and Joselu are available options. They were able to show themselves after I relied on them as substitutes,” he added.

And as far as Militao and Courtois are concerned, both of whom tore their ACL early in the season, Ancelotti suggested that they could make their return before the season ends.

“Courtois and Militão both have the option to play this season. The recovery process is going very well, they are training on an individual level. It is February and these types of injuries last 6-8 months, so I think they will recover before the end of the season.”

Source: Mundo Deportivo

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