Barcelona seal deal with Sergi Roberto over new contract


Barcelona seal deal with Sergi Roberto over new contract

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The La Masia grown midfielder is going to stay for at least another year

FC Barcelona and Sergi Roberto have reached a complete agreement for the renewal of the Blaugrana second captain's contract. The base of the negotiation was very advanced and only a few details remained to be finalised, which have been solved without major problems.

The player had already given his 'yes' to the blaugrana proposal and now all that's left was to set a day to make the announcement public, and sign it posing for the photos. Xavi asked for his renewal and Barça did not want to delay the issue any longer as all the circumstances were favourable.

Sergi Roberto has agreed to sign for one more season, until June 2024, with the option of a second depending on a number of variables. These objectives are hard to reach, but it is not something that worries the player too much as he is satisfied with the proposal to review his situation year by year, as happened last summer.

The 31-year-old midfielder wants to continue enjoying football at Xavi's Barça and the sporting factor is more important than the economic one, as he will continue with one of the lowest salaries in the squad.

His enthusiasm to defend the FC Barcelona shirt has taken precedence for a player trained in La Masia and who completely accepts his role in the team. His experience serves to guide the youngsters, while on the pitch he can help in many positions.

Against Cadiz he played in midfield, his natural position, and scored his third goal of the season, his goal-scoring record in a season at FC Barcelona. The many games he has played as a full-back have affected his goalscoring ability, as he was always a good finisher in the youth team.

Everything suggests that Sergi Roberto will continue to start in midfield against Manchester United at Old Trafford due to the absence of the injured Pedri and the suspended Gavi.

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