THE BOARD MUST NEGOTIATE LOWER
The renewal of Sergio Busquets will be more complex than expected for Barça
Published:5/03/2023 - 10:25h
Updated:5/03/2023 - 10:29h
FC Barcelona and Sergio Busquets will begin to talk about his renewal this week. Unlike Sergi Roberto's contract, with the captain the negotiations will be more complex, due to the club's financial limitations
The directive of the FC Barcelona will begin this week the negotiations with Sergio Busquets, with the aim to renew to the captain, at least, by a year more. In principle, the strategy will be similar to the implemented with Sergi Roberto: a low index card by a season with option to another additional year, but with the '5' the situation is more complex because of his options to leave in summer.
In this sense, the problems of the Barça with the 'fair play' financial of LaLiga complicate the arrival of reinforcements in summer and, even more, assume high wages for the next season. Javier Thebes has left clear that, for the moment, the Barcelona can not fichar until it do not go down his mass salarial in 200 million euros, for which has the obligation to sell players, as the option of the 'crowbars' is totally descartada.
With the new agreements of Ronald Araújo and Gavi pending of approval, Joan Laporta knows that the ideal will be to retain to 'Busi', but will not be facil convince to the captain to continue. With offers multimillionaires in Arabia and United States, to the of Sabadell opens him the possibility to sign his last big agreement like professional, once has confirmed his goodbye to the Selection and, deportivamente, already encara the straight final of his career.
"Sergio has not hid that it would like him have an American experience, familiar. He could have gone in winter to the MLS, but wants to finish this season", said Laporta on his case to beginnings of February. Busquets already accepted to go down his index card during the pandemia, comprising the need to help to the Barça. However, the new agreement that will offer him the managerial will be even more low that his last adjust salarial.
The leadership of Busquets, unquestionable
Further of have not been to tope physically in the last weeks, so much the directive like the technical body know very well the weight of the '5' inside the changing room. "'Busi' Is the captain, has good relation with Xavi and is the one who comanda the team in the changing room. It gathers it everything", commented Laporta. Sergio had a performance stood out in the last Classical in front of the Real Madrid, leading the midfield culé in the conservative diagram implemented by the technician egarense before the drops.
Thus, further that the decision on his continuity recaerá of full in the player, the president trusts that the word of the míster of Terrassa and the aims fulfilled of here at the end of season will be determinants to resolve the negotiations. The contacts will initiate the next week, taking advantage of the absence of parties, but from here to the resolution of the 'case' can be missing a long stretch.
The Barça handles names, but there is not money
From it does several weeks, in Can Barça handle several names like possible reliefs of the captain, but the economic factor complicates, even, the arrival of options 'low cost'. Cases like N'Golo Kanté, Sofyan Amrabat and Guido Rodríguez are very interesting, but fit his wages would be the main problem of face to the 2023/24. From here that, even, especule with a similar wage to the of Sergi Roberto for Busquets, something absurd consider that the agreement that offer him in Arabia could equalise, even, to the of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Further still lucen, to these heights, alternatives like Martin Zubimendi, Rúben Neves or Youri Tielemans. The Barcelona has to sell, yes or yes, at least a pair of players in summer to be able to add reinforcements, but hardly the flow of box will reach to manage an important purchase. From here that, from now, the priority was to convince to Sergio to remain . Sportive and financially, is the wisest for the club.