The club has faced financial difficulties and is desperate to slash its huge wage bill. The management has tried to lower many of his star players’ salaries.
The club captain did not hesitate to take a huge pay cut to play for his childhood club. His contract runs until 2023. It looks like he has no desire to stay beyond 2023.
Rumours say that the Spanish international will be offered one more year of contract with a salary reduction. But there are huge interests from the MLS sides. Busquets is probably considering his move to the US.
Barcelona Transfer News: Legend of Barca
Busquets was one of the most pivotal players of Barca’s greatest ever team in their history. Pep Guardiola introduced him to Barcelona’s senior squad, and he kept the faith of his manager. Back then, this La Masia product replaced Touré as Barcelona’s central holding midfielder.
The midfielder played with Xavi and Iniesta and formed a midfield trio that won everything for club and country. He is often considered to be one of the greatest holding midfielders to ever play the game. Even Leo Messi praised his former teammate: “When there will be trouble, Busquets will always be there.”
Glittering Career of Busquets
The excellent career of Busquets has numerous trophies and titles. His trophy cabinet has one World Cup, and one Euro Cup with his national team. With Barca, he won three Champions League, eight La Liga trophies, three Fifa Club World Cups, three UEFA Super Cups, seven Spanish Cups, and eight Spanish Super Cups.
The veteran midfielder has made 684 appearances for the club with 43 assists and 18 goals to this date.
Barcelona Transfer News: Replacements
The Camp Nou side will surely go for Bernardo Silva next summer, but they will also need another world-class player. The most suitable player to replace the Busquets is Ruben Neves from Wolves. Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi is also under the radar of the Catalan giant.
But they will try their luck with some La Masia talents. In recent years, Pedri and Gavi are just excellent to dictate their tiki-taka style.
They have sent Nico González out on loan to Valencia to have more game times. The club renewed his contract until 2026 before sending him out temporarily.
The young player has appeared in three matches as a substitute. If he develops nicely, he can be a starter at Camp Nou next season.
Busquets, with his agent, has already met with Joan Laporta several times. But they have failed to reach any agreement yet. Reports suggest that their last meeting happened several weeks ago. If Busquets leaves Barcelona next season, that will be a huge loss of their midfield department for the Catalan club.