The midfielder of the BarcelonaSergio Busquets announced this Wednesday that he will stop belonging to the Catalan team at the end of this season, after 18 years at the club, after deciding not to renew his relationship.
“Hello culés: The time has come to announce that this will be my last season at Barça,” said the Barça captain in a video shared on Barcelona’s social networks.
The club had offered Busquets to continue one more season at the express wish of the coach, Xavi Hernandezbut the midfielder, whose contract ends on June 30, decided not to accept the renewal.
In this way, the 34-year-old footballer will leave Barcelona after 18 seasons in which, for the moment, he has won 31 titles: 8 Suspenders7 king’s cups7 Spanish Super Cups3 Champions League3 Club World Cups and 3 european super cups.
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That’s not all, the world champion with Spain in 2010 can close his cycle at the club with one more title. He will be able to reach 32 championships, if he barca he conquers the current Spanish league of which he is the only leader with four dates to go.
Although his football future is not defined, the truth is that his destiny seems to be headed towards the football of the Saudi Arabiasince he has offers to finish his sports career there.
In the farewell video, Busquets stressed that the path in the team blaugrana it was “unforgettable” and that “reality has surpassed” everything he dreamed of when he signed for the club as a youth.
“Who was going to tell me when I arrived as a youth that I could live fifteen seasons in the best team in the world, the club of my life of which I have been, am and will be a fan, partner, player and captain? And to be able to exceed 700 games?”, said the footballer.
In his farewell message, he thanked all the people from the club who accompanied him in the fifteen seasons in the first team, remembering especially all the footballers with whom they shared a dressing room.
The departure of Sergio Busquets will take place on June 30, when his current contract ends and the Spanish’s idea is to retire champion with the team, despite the fact that the club came to damage a renewal offer for one year, with a considerable reduction in salary to achieve the return of Lionel Messi.
However, despite the possibility of sharing a team with his friend again, Busquets was putting an end to his cycle.
Stopping having the weight of a high contract, such as that of the captain, alleviates the finances of the Catalan team and helps to start complying with the feasibility plan to reduce the salary mass by more than 200 million, as the institution needs to comply with the Financial Fair Play.