Bartomeu grateful "example" Sergio Roberto turned down other offers

The Catalan has extended his deal until 2022

He turned down bigger offers to remain at Camp Nou

Bartomeu destacó la importancia de Sergi Roberto para el Barça
Bartomeu destacó la importancia de Sergi Roberto para el Barça | FCB

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu ighlighted the hard work Sergi Roberto has put in to make it at the Catalan club. 

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Roberto signed a new deal until 2022 on Thursday and Bartomeu revealed that he'd turned down bigger offers to commit his future to the Camp Nou side. 

"This is a special event," Bartomeu said. "Because Sergi Roberto is a special person for us. An extraordinary person -- and the important thing is that he will continue with the club. 

"We are grateful that he is staying, because he reflects our values on and off the pitch. He is an example for the academy. I appreciate his patience, his hard work and his perseverance, which has allowed him to become an important player for Barcelona now and in the future.

"We know that he had a lot of offers from everyone, but we are grateful that he's staying here with us. Barça is his home." 

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