Barcelona secures young star Alena

Carles Alena is tipped as the next big thing off La Masia's production line and Barcelona has tied the 19-year-old down to a new contract.

A product of La Masia, having joined Barca's famed academy aged seven, Carles Alena is viewed as one of the club's brightest prospects.   -  Getty Images

Barcelona youngster Carles Alena has signed a previously agreed contract extension with the La-Liga giant.

The 19-year-old midfielder penned renewed terms for three years at Camp Nou, with Barca retaining the option to extend by a further two years if Alena becomes a regular first-team fixture.

Alena scored on his senior debut against Hercules in the Copa del Rey last season and went on to make three substitute appearances in La-Liga.

A product of La Masia, having joined Barca's famed academy aged seven, Alena is viewed as one of the club's brightest prospects. The buyout clause in his new contract is set at €75million.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu tweeted: "The deal between @CarlesAle10 and FC Barcelona has been signed.

"Dedication and talent from the youth ranks. Congratulations!"