Messi and David Beckham are in the hunt again at Barcelona to bolster Tata Martino’s squad
AndThe end of Inter Miami’s season made it clear that they still need to strengthen to reach a more competitive level in MLS. The arrival of former Barcelona players Sergi Busquets and Jordi AlbaBeside that Leo Messi He gave it a new look, But not enough to be in the playoffs. There are still many lines that the team led by Tata Martino must strengthen to be at the level of competition.
To achieve this goal, Las Hirons have set their sights on another Barcelona player. In this case it is Sergi Roberto. At the age of 31, the Spaniard has lost his importance in his coach Xavi Hernandez’s XI and, realizing this, he is analyzing where to go and one of the countries that tempts him the most is the United States. He is fully aware of his current role in the team as the 16th player With more minutes (224) and only two appearances in 11 official matches against Villarreal and Osasuna.
The Spanish footballer has already declared his desire to play in Major League Soccer, and in addition, the good references that come to him from many former teammates and friends encourage him to face a new adventure in this competition: “I do not face this season as another My season in Barcelona, I do not think beyond enjoying the moment, the club of my life, I am lucky and I do not think about the future. I love the United States, and I come whenever I can, especially to New York. I love MLS and I already had friends who played like Fountas and Eli… It’s a country and a league I would love to play in but in a few years. I don’t see it in the near future, I appreciate it in the long term. The MLS will be from here in a few years…”
Sergi Roberto’s beginnings in Barcelona
At the age of 14, Sergi Roberto, born on February 7, 1992, left Reus for FC Barcelona Masia. Coming from Nástic de Tarragona, the midfielder is strengthening step by step until he becomes a permanent part of Luis Enrique’s reserve team, the team with which he made his debut in the 2009-2010 season. The Catalan made his official debut for Barcelona’s first team on November 10, 2010 in a cup match at Camp Nou. Against Ceuta (5-1). After becoming a reference in the second division of football, Sergi Roberto made a decisive leap to the first division in the summer of 2013. Under the leadership of Gerardo Martino, and with the number 24 on his back, he played 27 matches, 17 of them in the league, 6 in the Copa del Rey and 4 in the Copa del Rey. Champions League.
Roberto is gradually gaining minutes in the first team until he cements himself into the starting line-up in the 2015/16 season, when he begins swapping the midfielder position with the full-back position. He is a key piece in the historic comeback at the Camp Nou against Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16, on March 8, 2017, and he is also the creator of the sixth goal, in the 93rd minute, which qualified FC Barcelona to the quarter-finals. In the summer of 2018, Roberto was elected as the team’s fourth captain, joining Leo Messi, Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique. After a season marked by physical problems, the young player extends his relationship with the club until 2023 and will do so again nine months later. In the 2022-23 season, the young player lifts a new title with the Blaugrana shirt after becoming league champion.. Sergi Roberto played 33 matches and helped the team by scoring 4 goals and 3 assists.