Barcelona target Cristian Pavón signs Boca Juniors extension

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Barcelona target Cristian Pavón has signed a new contract with current club Boca Juniors which includes an increased release clause.

The 22-year-old has been heavily linked with a switch to Camp Nou this summer, with the forward believed to be one of the Blaugrana’s back-up options after Antoine Griezmann rejected their advances.

However, it’s been confirmed that the Argentina international will stay with his boyhood side for a few more years yet, having put pen-to-paper on a four year deal, and with an increased release clause of €50m.

“Pavón is staying, he has signed for four more years. The clause is €50m and that was what we wanted to be calm,” Boca president Daniel Angelici told ESPN.

“We wanted to sell at the moment we understood was necessary. So, for now, we want Boca supporters to enjoy it.

“He [Pavón] knows that his future is in Europe but for now he is enjoying himself and that makes the Boca supporters, who love him so much, enjoy too.”