Sergi Roberto has agreed a deal with Barcelona that will extend his stay at Camp Nou until 2022.
Roberto has lately been on the radar of a host of European elites, including the likes of Juventus, and Chelsea. However, the latest agreement between him and the La Liga giants has ended all speculation that surrounded his future.
The deal, which was negotiated by Barca’s CEO Oscar Grau, sporting director Pep Segura, and the 25-year-old’s agent, Josep Maria Orobitg, will allow La Blaugrana to hold onto the Spaniard for the next four years.
Furthermore, a release clause of €500 million will be stipulated in his extended contract, which formerly was around the region of a mere €40 million.
A statement published by Barcelona read: “FC Barcelona and Sergi Roberto have reached an agreement on a contract renewal, which will keep the player at the Camp Nou through to 30 June 2022. His buyout clause has been set at €500m.”
The agreement comes at the back of Gerard Pique’s renewed contract deal, which was announced by the club on Thursday.
Roberto has been one of the main men in Ernesto Valverde’s charge to lift the La Liga silverware this season. He has featured in 15 of the 19 matches played by the Catalan giants in Spain’s top flight, and has been instrumental with his blistering performances.
Barca have got down to serious business this January by bringing in the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Yerry Mina, and handing out contract extensions to major stars of the club, with Samuel Umtiti most likely to be the next one in the line.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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