FC Barcelona has set a deadline for resolving the future of midfielder Sergio Busquets, whose contract expires in 2023. According to sources, the club’s management has informed Busquets’ representatives that they have until May to come to an agreement on a contract extension.
Busquets, who turned 33 on July 16, has spent his entire professional career with Barcelona and has been an integral part of the team for over a decade. However, his age and recent injury history have raised concerns about his future with the club.
The club is reportedly willing to offer Busquets a one-year extension, but the player’s representatives are pushing for a two-year deal. Negotiations have been ongoing for several months, with both parties keen to reach an agreement.
Barcelona’s management is said to be pleased with Busquets’ performance this season, despite the team’s struggles. The midfielder has made 31 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals and providing three assists.
If an agreement cannot be reached by May, Barcelona could be forced to consider other options for the central midfield position. However, it is believed that the club is keen to keep Busquets and hopes that a deal can be reached before the deadline.