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Barcelona To Give Sergio Busquets New Contract

Sergio Busquets has agreed an improved contract with Barcelona which will see his release clause rise to a whopping €500 million.

According to Spanish newspapers Marca and Mundo Deportivo, the La Liga giants will increase the midfielder’s salary until the summer of 2021.

The length of Busquets’ current deal – which includes a two-year extension option until 2023 – will not change, but his release clause will jump up significantly.

The Spaniard’s current contract includes a €200m clause, but the new amount will be closer to €500m according to reports.

Barca do not believe Busquets, who came through their academy system, will push to leave the club, but the new clause puts them in full control of his future.

Paris Saint-Germain have shown an interest in the 30-year-old and his team-mate Ivan Rakitic after failing to land a top central midfielder during the summer.

Spanish newspaper Sport claim that Busquets is high on the Ligue 1 side’s wishlist, although a move seems unlikely with a new contract now agreed.

The improved deal is said to put the Spain star in the second bracket of earners at the Nou Camp behind Lionel Messi, who pockets £500,000 a week.

Busquets played 85 minutes as Barcelona began their bid to retain the La Liga title with a comfortable 3-0 win home win over Alaves on Saturday night.

BUSQUETS’ HONOURS
La Liga (2008-19, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2012-13, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2017-18)
Copa del Rey (2008-09, 2011-12, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18)
Champions League (2008-09, 2010-11, 2014-15)
Club World Cup (2009, 2011, 2015)

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