Barcelona ties up goalkeeper Pinto until 2014
BARCELONA, Spain (AP)
Barcelona has agreed with backup goalkeeper Jose Pinto to extend his contract by one year until the end of the 2013-14 season.
The Spanish club said on Sunday that Pinto would sign the extension in the coming weeks.
The 37-year-old Pinto has played the past five-and-a-half seasons for Barcelona.
Besides being a reliable backup for first-choice `keeper Victor Valdes, Pinto has played all of Barcelona's Copa del Rey games since the 2008-09 season, helping the club win the cup in 2009 and 2012.