Barcelona have announced a new five-year deal for midfielder Sergio Busquets, which will see his release clause increased to €200 million.
The 27-year-old has established himself as the best defensive midfielder in the game and he will now be at the Camp Nou through to 2021. He is coming off what many consider to be his best season, making 53 appearances in helping lead Barcelona to the double.
In his career, Busquets has played 384 official matches with the first team and has scored 12 goals. He made his debut under Pep Guardiola in the 2008/09 season, and has been racking up a stunning number of titles ever since. Overall, Busquets has won 6 La Liga titles, 3 Champions Leagues, 4 Copas del Rey, 3 UEFA Super Cups, 4 Spanish Super Cups, and 3 FIFA Club World Cups.
Busquets has also been a key part of the Spanish national team in recent years, winning the 2010 World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2012.
Gerard Pique had previously spoken about how important securing Busquets to a new deal could be.
‘It would be very important [if he signs a new contract].
‘They are very important players for Barcelona.
‘We have a very good generation of players but the club must build for the future because we will not be here forever.’
BUSQUETS’ BARCELONA HONOURS
La Liga: 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2012-13, 2014-15, 2015-16
Copa del Rey: 2008-09, 2011-12, 2014-15, 2015-16
Supercopa de Espana: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
Champions League: 2008-09, 2010-11, 2014-15
Super Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015
Club World Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015