At 34, Sergio Busquets remains a key player for Barcelona and team captain under head coach Xavi Hernández, but he could play his final season with his boyhood club. The Spain international’s contract with the LaLiga side expires at the end of this campaign and he won’t extend his stay at Camp Nou, according to sport.
Busquets bound for MLS
According to the report, Busquets is aware that his time is up in Europe’s top tier and he has gradually played fewer minutes in all competitions. The next step in his career will therefore be to play in Major League Soccer and the midfielder is expected to join Inter Miami in the summer of 2023, after his contract with Barcelona expires on June 30.
Before the start of the current campaign, it was said that Barcelona offered Busquets a two-year contract extension but he only wanted one. This means that in January the veteran can sign a pre-contract deal with the David Beckham-owned franchise and negotiations have been ongoing for a few weeks.
Busquets isn’t the only Barcelona player to be linked with a move to Major League Soccer. Due to his lack of minutes, Gerard Pique is also considering accepting an offer to join his teammate at Inter Miami next summer, while Sergi Roberto came close to joining LA Galaxy before the start of the current season.
Busquets made his Barcelona debut in 2008 under head coach Pep Guardiola and quickly took over the midfield as a pivot, tallying over 600 Blaugrana appearances since then. Busquets was part of the team that won a LaLiga, Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League treble in 2009 and 2015.