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Tello agrees to extend deal at Barcelona to 2018

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP)

Barcelona says forward Cristian Tello has agreed to a contract extension that will tie him to the Spanish champions until the end of the 2017-18 season.

The new contract includes a buyout clause of (euro) 25 million ($33 million).

Tello, who turns 22 next week, played 34 games with Barcelona's first team last season, scoring eight goals to help it reclaim the league title.

With David Villa transferred to Atletico Madrid, Tello will likely share time on the attacking left flank with Brazil striker Neymar under newly appointed coach Gerardo Martino.

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