Barcelona extends Martin Montoya's contract through 2018

Barcelona defender Martin Montoya, center, is set to sign a new deal with the Spanish club on Friday.
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Barcelona says defender Martin Montoya has agreed to a contract extension that will tie him to the Spanish champion until June 2018.

Montoya joined Barcelona's first team in 2012 after coming up through its academy.

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He has started 16 games this season at right back, where he shares time with Dani Alves. Barcelona says the 22-year-old Montoya will sign his new contract on Friday.

Montoya's buyout clause will be 20 million euros ($27.5 million).

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