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Bartra signs Barcelona extension

Barcelona, Spain (SportsNetwork.com) - Barcelona announced on Wednesday the Catalan club has agreed to a contract extension with young defender Marc Bartra, who will remain at the Camp Nou until June of 2017.

Bartra, 23, has represented Spain at the Under-18, Under-19 and Under-20 levels, captaining the U-20 side to a World Cup title. Bartra is also a mainstay on the Catalan national squad.

"Barcelona announce they have reached an agreement with Marc Bartra to renew his contract, which finished next June 30, and which will be extended until June 30, 2017," the club said in a statement.