Sergio Busquets will announce on Wednesday that he will leave Barca at the end of the season
Jordi Blanco, correspondent in BarcelonaReading: 3 min.
Barcelona — Sergio Busquets will end his career at Barcelona at the end of the season. The 34-year-old Catalan midfielder, who made his first-team debut in September 2008, is out of contract and, as he has learned ESPN Sports From sources close to the player, he plans to announce his decision this Wednesday, thus rejecting the renewal offer that the Barca club has made for him.
Despite Xavi Hernández being his main supporter and conveying to the board his desire to keep him in the team for at least another season, Busquets was reluctant to extend his stay and once Barça put the league title on track, he decided to end his career at the club, able to leave as champions.
This was influenced by the plan the club offered him, less than half his current salary, and the hope that he would leave in consideration of a starter, as Andres Iniesta did in his day. The coach already knew the decision of the captain whom he had met in Malaga during the last days of this vacation, whom he had already informed, taking into account the great friendship that united them, and understood that he was the first. To whom should he give your decision.
His fate is unknown at this time. Busquets has put a million-dollar offer on the table from Saudi Arabia, which would quadruple his current salary at Camp Nou, although he could continue his career in MLS or continue in Europe.
With the departure of the captain, an era will end at Barça, the last remaining footballer from the team that won the sextet in 2009 and the third most appearances with the Barça first team, having made 719 official appearances. After Leo Messi and Xavi.
He has four games ahead of him, the first derby against Espanyol, in which he could celebrate his 32nd trophy with the club, equaling Iniesta’s ninth in the league and just one behind Messi’s celebrated ten. (7 Copas del Rey, 7 Spanish Super Cups, 3 Champions Leagues, 3 Club World Cups and 3 European Super Cups). Spotify With two games remaining at the Camp Nou, his farewell will be on the final day when Barca host Javier Aguirre’s Mallorca.