Busquets expected to leave Barca next summer

According to Sport, Sergio Busquets (34) has decided to leave FC Barcelona when his contract is issued next summer. The club hoped to extend it but the midfielder would keep joining MLS.

A huge new page for Barça should turn next summer. According to Sport, Sergio Busquets (34) has decided to leave the club at the end of his contract (which runs until 2023). Barca hoped to extend him and reportedly offered him a new two-year lease with a pay cut. But the midfielder would have matured his thinking for a long time and would keep taking advantage of his last good years to join Inter Miami in MLS.

Inter Miami had already approached him last summer

Trained at the club, Busquets was launched in pro in 2008 under the orders of Pep Guardiola. He quickly imposed himself in the midfield of the Catalan club by being one of the great actors of the sumptuous years of the team. In 14 years, he has accumulated 30 titles, including eight Spanish championships and three Champions Leagues (2009, 2011 and 2015). According to Sport, Busquets would be used by the last complicated years of Barça, even if he always displayed total involvement and exemplary professionalism.

The arrival as coach of Xavi, his former partner in the middle of whom he is very close, did not assess his decision to leave the club. According to Sport, the player could have been open to the idea of ​​signing an extra year when the club wanted two. For lack of common ground, Busquets now wants to end the season in style and leave the club through the front door before flying to the United States. Inter Miami had already tried to recruit last summer but the midfielder had affirmed its desire to complete its contract with Barça.

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Could his friend Xavi convince him to stay in Catalonia? The odds would be chopped. In the meantime, the technician continues to rely on the son of Carles, former goalkeeper of Barça. The captain of Spain (137 caps, 2 goals) has played five games this season, in all competitions. The world champion (2010) and Europe (212) is preparing to contest the fourth World Cup of his career next winter in Qatar. Before saying his international farewells? Nothing has yet been filtered on this subject.

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