Barcelona secure young star Alena

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The 19-year-old is tipped as the next big thing off La Masia's production line and he has now pledged his future to the Catalans

Barcelona youngster Carles Alena has signed a previously agreed contract extension with the La Liga giants.

The 19-year-old midfielder penned renewed terms for three years at Camp Nou, with Barca retaining the option to extend by a further two years if Alena becomes a regular first-team fixture.

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Alena scored on his senior debut against Hercules in the Copa del Rey last season and went on to make three substitute appearances in LaLiga.

A product of La Masia, having joined Barca's famed academy aged seven, Alena is viewed as one of the club's brightest prospects.

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The buyout clause in his new contract is set at €75million.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu tweeted: "The deal between @CarlesAle10 and FC Barcelona has been signed.

"Dedication and talent from the youth ranks. Congratulations!"