The Tenerife born starlet will sign the deal this coming Thursday with his release clause rising €60m to a mammoth €150m.
The 23-year-old has been an integral part of Barca’s front trio since breaking into the first team back in 2008. From there on, he aided the club’s assault on the treble in 2009 and became the first player to score in six competitions the following campaign – Primera Division, Copa del Rey, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Champions League and the FIFA World Club Championship. He has netted a total of 45 goals in the last two seasons.
The Spanish international scored the opening goal in the Blaugrana’s 3-1 victory over Manchester United in last season’s Champions League final at Wembley – adding to his previous winners’ medal from 2009. He has accumulated a total of 10 major honours during his time at the club along with a World Cup winners’ medal with Spain.