OFFICIAL: Sergio Busquets signs new five-year contract with £152m clause

Sergio Busquets has signed a new five-year deal with FC Barcelona, the Catalan club has announced.

This new contract will keep Sergio Busquets at Nou Camp until 2021. Furthermore, depending on the number of games he plays between now and 2021, his deal could be further extended up to 2023. His contract will also consist of a gigantic buyout clause worth £152m.

Busquets arrived at Barcelona in 2005, and initially played for the Barcelona B team. The midfielder then made his first team debut in 2008 under Pep Guardiola, and has since went on to make 384 appearances for the Spanish giants and occupy an important role in the Barcelona squad.

However, since Xavi’s exit from the Catalan club last summer, the 27-year-old has experienced an increase in responsibility, and now plays an even more crucial role in Barcelona’s midfield. The Spaniard made 53 appearances in all competitions this season – the most he has in a single season in his entire career – and helped his team win their 24th La Liga title and a 28th Copa del Rey.

The midfielder has now ended all the speculation about his future, which linked him with potential transfers to several Premier League clubs, and committed his long-term future with his boyhood club, and would now look to add more titles to his already trophy-laden cabinet, which consists of 23 major honours, including 6 La Liga titles, 4 Copa del Rey titles, 4 Spanish Super Cups, 3 UEFA Champions League titles, and 3 FIFA Club World Cups.

The midfield maestro is not only an important part of the Barcelona side, but also immensely significant to the Spanish national team, with which Busquets won the 2010 World Cup as well as the 2012 European Championships. He will now look to repeat the accomplishment and defend the European title, as he readies himself for Euro 2016.


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