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Sergi Roberto sets an example for homegrown players who want to make a career at Barça

Published:4/03/2023 - 17:14h

Updated:4/03/2023 - 17:14h

Sergi Roberto extended his contract with FC Barcelona until June 2024 and did not hide his satisfaction at staying at the "club of his life". After signing his new contract, the man from Reus recognized the importance of being a benchmark for youth players

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The FC Barcelona has ensured the permanence of one of his captains, at least, by a year more with the renewal of Sergi Roberto. The extreme reconverted in side signed until the summer of 2024 with a clause of rescission of 400 million euros and a low index card, chord to the financial actuality of the club. After signing his new agreement, the player of 31 years recognised cuán important is for him turn into a referent and example for the youngsters of The Masia.

"I know that it is difficult to arrive, but encourage to the youngsters that begin to that if have a dream work hard, because at the end the dreams fulfil if they go accompanied of work and proof", said the one of Reus. Sergi arrived to the Barça in 2006 and debuted with the first team in the 2010/11, although his consolidation produced in the 2013/14. In total has contested 339 parties in which it adds 15 goals and 40 assistances, being part of the staff that won the triplete in the 2014/15.

On his path, Roberto explained that "from small fixed me in Iniesta, Xavi, Busquets, Puyol, Hammered... I have had a lot of examples and have had the luck to be his mate. It wanted to follow the way that have done they to be a lot of years in the club of his life". For the moment, the '20' only has dressed the T-shirt culé in a career in which, further of his altibajos physical, has been important for the eight trainers that have gone through the group blaugrana from his debut.

In this sense, added: "The Barça is where want to be, because I am culé from very small and can help to other youngsters that are in the situation that I was when I arrived to the first team". Sergi Roberto went through the Cadet To, the Juvenile B, the Juvenile To and the Barça Atlètic between 2006 and 2013, by which knows very very all the formative structure culé. As third captain, the player of 31 years knows the importance to support to the club further of the field, contributing all his experience to help to the new talents that can add to the first team.

Xavi, key in the renewal of Sergi Roberto

Further of the doubts that generated his physical condition, Xavi Hernández always backed the continuity of Sergi, so much in 2022 as this year. The side lost practically all the season gone through muscular problems, but the egarense prioritised his characteristics, only in the staff, to ensure his continuity in a staff with problems to cover the right side.

"The two last years had been complicated for me by the injuries, that had prevented me have continuity. When it arrived Xavi had to go to the operating theatre, but he reassured me saying me that had full confidence in me, that operated me and that afterwards already would help to the team", explained the one of Reus. Like this, Roberto extended his agreement by a year in 2022, a formula that repeats for the next season, taking for granted that, further to play little, will keep on being valuable for the team.

"The míster gave me confidence and tranquility, so much as the one who now is depositing in me. I am very happy to have him like trainer", added the player of 31 years. Sergi Roberto will fulfil a decade with index card of the first team in summer and expects to follow adding titles like culé, with the possibility to add a historical triplete domestic this season if the Barça finish winning LaLiga and the Glass of Rey, in addition to the Supercopa Spanish.

The agent of Sergi and his paper in the renewal of Bsuquets

So much Sergi Roberto like Sergio Busquets are represented by the agency Taktic Group. In this sense, the figure of Josep Maria Orobitg, leader of the company, is fundamental to carry to nuen port the renewal of the '5', at least, by a year more, with a very similar formula to the implemented with the side. Orobitg Has had crosses in the past with Joan Laporta, but the wish of his represented to remain in the Barça finishes imposing.

However, with 'Busi' the things can take a bit more, since the mediocentro still does not have clear his continuity and the same will depend on the aims that attain to achieve the team of here at the end of season and of the level that the captain attain to reach in the final stretch of the 2022/23. Performances like the one of the Thursday in the Classical by Glass give good indication on his continuity, but the one of Sabadell will not take hasty decisions, further of the insistence of the directive to resolve his case.

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