Pedro pens new Barcelona contract

MADRID - Barcelona winger Pedro signed a new five-year contract on Thursday, the European champions said on their website.

The 22-year-old made only a handful of appearances in the last couple of years but has impressed in pre-season.

Pedro, who will have a buy-out clause of 75 million euros, has scored four goals in seven pre-season games including a spectacular strike in the Super Cup first leg against Athletic Bilbao last Sunday.