Barca legend gets an offer from Ronaldo’s Al Nassr but prefers staying at Camp Nou
The Saudi Arabian clubs are now looking at veteran footballers with good traction value and are roping them in to increase the popularity of their league. After the high-profile signing of Cristiano Ronaldo by Al Nassr, now the same club is targeting some other big names in the world of football. As it stands, one of those big names is a former FIFA World Cup winner from Barcelona.
Sergio Busquets hailed as one of the greatest midfielders of all time, is in the final year of his contract with Barcelona and multiple rumors suggest that current manager Xavi Hernandez is not looking to continue with the player beyond this window. Although Busquets intends to stay and serve the club further, he may have to move the player capacity to do so.
The Gulf side Al Nassr and American club Inter Miami CF were leading the race for his signature and were pretty confident of getting him aboard on their respective journeys. However, some of the Spanish publications claim that the midfielder is not interested in those projects and is set to reject both offers.
Busquets was questioned by the media in January regarding his future at the Catalan club, and he claimed that the focus was on the next game and not his future. He said ahead of the Supercopa de España final: “I have not decided anything. The important thing is the present. We are very focused on tomorrow’s final. I wouldn’t say it at a press conference either. A final is played tomorrow. I put the final before my future.”
Barcelona’s sporting director Mateu Alemany, however, has confirmed that the club is open to offering him a new contract should he decide to stay. The Catalan side still believes that the midfielder has a lot to offer to the club and might even play a sporadic role under his former teammate Xavi. If you are interested in any Football news and sports betting visit Nextbet.
Barcelona, who are currently on top of the La Liga table, have taken an eight-point advantage against second-placed Real Madrid. It seems like Xavi is bringing the glory days back at the club as a manager and with young guns like Pedri and Gavi bossing it in the midfield, he now needs one settled young midfielder to play a holding role. Although they have Busquets and Frenkie de Jong, their future remains uncertain.