Barcelona signed Pedri from Las Palmas last season for five million euros, but there were various add-ons included and one could be a big problem for the Catalan club.
In order not to slow down the progress of the 17-year-old, Barcelona and Las Palmas agreed that if Pedri did not play in LaLiga Santander – in Spain or aboard – he would have to return to the Canary Island side on loan.
If this add-on is breached, Barcelona would have to pay Las Palmas compensation in the form of eight million euros.
Pedri’s performances in pre-season have convinced Ronald Koeman that he has a place at Barcelona, with the Dutch coach keen for the playmaker to remain in the first team and not go out on loan.
Koeman is clear that he wants Pedri to be in his Barcelona squad, but the club have other ideas.
Barcelona want Pedri to have a shirt number for the B team, who play in the Segunda Division B, and thus be registered with their affiliate team.
As such, this would force the Blaugrana to pay Las Palmas under the terms of the aforementioned add-on clause.
Las Palmas, meanwhile, are rubbing their hands together