FC Barcelona: Jose Manuel Pinto Extends Contract for 1 More Year

Roberto Alvarez-GallosoChief Writer IJanuary 25, 2012

Jose Manuel Pinto
Jose Manuel PintoDavid Ramos/Getty Images

Jose Manuel Pinto has announced that he is extending his contract with FC Barcelona for one more year. The news comes in time for the next Copa Del Rey between Barca and Real Madrid.

Pinto was joined in a Barca TV and FC Barcelona website press conference by Sandro Rosell (FC Barcelona president), Josep Maria Bartomeu (Barca VP for sport), Andoni Zubizarreta (Barca sport director), and Raul Sanllehi (football director).

Pinto has expressed his satisfaction with FC Barcelona since his arrival. He has also expressed a desire to retire in Barcelona after finishing his career.

Pinto is a regular at the La Copa del Rey matches and has performed with great results in them. I also had the honor of seeing Pinto in action when FC Barcelona faced Chivas of Guadalajara at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida during the summer of 2011.

At the height of the upcoming La Copa Del Rey, it is great to know that Pinto will be present as the goalkeeper. The second leg between La Blaugrana and Real Madrid is not expected to be easy, taking into account what has transpired within the last week.

It remains to be seen what will transpire with Pinto during the second leg of La Copa Del Rey.