efe-epaSeville, Spain

Real Betis' Dominican left back Hector Junior Firpo has signed a contract extension until June 2023, the La Liga club announced on Sunday.

Although the club did not provide more details, sources revealed the new deal includes a 60 million euro buyout clause ($68.69 million).

"Real Betis Balompie and Junior Firpo have renewed the contract between them. The Dominican player will continue as a Green and White until 2023," the Spanish club announced on its website.

The 21-year-old defender joined different youth academies in Malaga, before moving to Betis in 2014, where he moved up through the youth ranks.

"His great performances in the club's second team drew the attention of (coach) Quique Setien, who took him to the first team," the club's statement added.

Although Firpo took part in the first team's preseason camp for the 2017/2018 campaign, a severe injury postponed his debut until Feb. 12, 2018.

Since then, he has played a total of 13 consecutive matches, collecting two goals and as many assists.

The Dominican left back told his club's website after signing the contract: "I'm happy because this is something I've been looking for since I arrived at age 17. Being part of the first team and signing this contract is a huge pride for me and my family."