In a baffling revelation, it has come to light that FC Barcelona is reportedly planning to announce the extension of Inaki Pena’s contract until 2026 on Tuesday. The news was reported by ‘Mundo Deportivo,’ leaving many stunned and bewildered by the delayed announcement due to countless unforeseen circumstances over recent weeks.
In an effort to resolve all outstanding cases before the upcoming transfer window, the Blaugranas have taken a substantial leap forward in securing the future of Inaki Pena, who will continue to be a backup goalkeeper for the club.
In addition, ‘Mundo Deportivo’ claims that an official declaration confirming Inaki Pena’s continuity will be made today. The publication further stated that the shot-stopper and the club had come to an agreement several weeks ago; however, several unforeseeable circumstances have caused the postponement of his renewal.
As if to lend further credibility to these claims, renowned transfer window insider Fabrizio Romano also confirmed that Inaki Pena’s imminent renewal. Interestingly, it was revealed that the keeper had some doubts regarding his future, following Xavi’s decision to prefer Marc-Andre ter Stegen as the starting goalkeeper in the Copa del Rey game against Real Sociedad. However, the reinforcement received consistent backing from the coaching staff, ultimately leading to his decision to stay.
Notably, Inaki Pena has played just three games this season, securing victory in all three but conceding five goals in total.