6th September, 2018
Barcelona F.C. management is set to hold contract improvement talks with Sergio Busquets in the next few days. Also on the cards is a new contract discussion to be held with Jordi Alba. This much was revealed by sources close to the European soccer giants. In Busquets’ case, the talks are slightly different from that which will be held with Alba.
Sergio’s own issue borders on activation of a a two-year extension which should keep the him at Camp Nou until the summer of 2023. He is also now in position to get a prize at the contract’s expiration, a kind of a loyalty reward for staying true to the club colors which several former players already received and which could amount to a staggering figure anywhere between €200million and €500million.
For some time now, there have been rumours about some top clubs wanting to pry the midfielder away from Nou Camp.
Of course, that was never going to be easy as Barcelona usually protect their prized assets in the very lucrative ways. Busquets has never played for any other club, and so far has made over 500 appearances for the Catalan giants, winning a host of trophies including seven La Liga and three Champions League titles.
Apart from Busquets, there will also be talks with Jordi Alba who has proved to be one of the backbone of the Barca defence and one of the players that Barca value a lot.
In his own case, he will be holding talks with the Management over a new contract. The The 29-year-old joined Barca in 2012 and has proved to be a very vital defender for the team. His present contract is set to expire in 2020 and the Barcelona Management does not want to take any risks.
It is no secret that Jordi Alba is a very gifted defender, and as he moves into his thirties, it’ll be interesting to see how much Barca value him and his durability.
While it is true that he’ll probably be able to find success regardless of how old he is, especially in the Spanish League, It is very clear that he prefers to stay at Barca. That can easily be seen in the passion with which he plays for the team.