Barça: Busquets before moving to the USA – three possible successors

Sergio Busquets is the last of the old guard La Masia talents to continue to play a vital role at FC Barcelona. In his old age, the midfield pacesetter, who has worn the Blaugrana jersey for over 17 years, is tempted by one last adventure.

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As reported by ‘Sport’, Busquets has decided to accept the offer from Inter Miami. The decision was made some time ago. The Beckham club had already reached out to the 34-year-old last year and submitted an offer. As part of the Catalans’ US tour, there were renewed talks.

Xavi doesn’t give up

Busquets’ contract in Barcelona expires at the end of the season. Xavi in ​​particular continues to demand an extension with his former congenial midfield partner. Last year Busquets is said to have agreed to sign a new working paper, albeit under the demands of an exit option for the coming summer. Barca refused.

In the coming year it will now apparently come to a separation. The ‘Sport’ still leaves a small back door open. The Catalan sports daily are sure Xavi won’t back down and doesn’t rule out the possibility of persuading his former team-mate again.

Target trio

But this is not too likely and so the traditional club is preparing for an emergency. Barcelona have long since identified the potential successors. The Catalans have been said to be interested in Jorginho (30) from Chelsea for some time. The Italian is particularly interested in the expiring contract.

Newcomers to the draw, according to ‘Marca’, are Real Sociedad’s Martín Zubimendi and Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Rúben Neves. The 23-year-old Zubimendi comes from the San Sebastián talent factory and it would be his first change of club. On the Bay of Biscay, the six is ​​contractually bound until 2025. Neves, who is two years his senior, has played in England since 2017 and has captained Wolves since this season. His contract expires in 2024.

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