Keita signs new contract with Barcelona

Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita has signed a two-year contract

extension that ties him to the Catalan club through 2014.

Barcelona did not release details of the deal Tuesday but

Keita’s buy-out clause is now ?100 million ($127 million).

Mali midfielder Keita was part of Barcelona’s record six major

trophy triumphs in the campaign after his arrival in 2008. The

30-year-old then helped Barcelona defend its Spanish league crown

last season.

Keita also played for Sevilla and French clubs Lens, Lorient and

Marseille.