Pique extends Barca contract

MADRID - Barcelona central defender Gerard Pique has agreed to extend his contract by three years to the end of June 2015, the European champions said on their website on Friday.

The improved contract also includes a provision that increases the buyout clause for the 23-year-old Spain international to 200 million euros from 50 million, the La Liga club said.

"I am convinced that he (Pique) is destined to be captain of Barca," club president Joan Laporta said.