Busquets now prioritises Barça stay despite MLS, Saudi Arabia interest

Busquets now prioritises Barça stay despite MLS, Saudi Arabia interest

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The Barça captain feels good in the team with Xavi's switch to four midfielders

Sergio Busquets's future is going to condition Barcelona's planning for next season. The midfielder's contract is up and he has interest from several clubs on the table, but he will not make a decision until he meets with Barça, which could be imminent. The Catalan club are planning to offer him a one-year renewal with a significant reduction in salary, but expect the player to be happy to continue playing as he continues to show a high level of play this season.

Busquets felt a few months ago that perhaps his cycle at Barça was over. The team was not working and many eyes were still on the captains, so he understood that it was better to look for a way out to finish his time with the club in the best possible way. MLS clubs were approaching him and there was a possibility that he could have left in the January transfer window, but Barça stopped him from leaving due to hus importance in Xavi's scheme.

The captain has since recovered his best form and looks comfortable in Xavi's new system, much more supported in midfield. He feels that he can go for another year, but is now waiting on the club. He will have good proposals, but he will prioritise Barça. If he fits in with the sporting project and the economic proposal is good, anything can happen.

Xavi is urging the club to renew Busquets. The coach is clear that, given the economic situation, Busquets' continuity is the best possible option. Signing a replacement will be expensive because there are not many options on the market. The club will make the move and the coach will try to convince him to stay at least until next January. The economic issue will be important to feel valued, but Busquets now feels comfortable and is clear that there is no better place than Camp Nou to continue playing.

In the meantime, his entourage continues to listen to MLS offers and proposals coming from Saudi Arabia. It is true that he could receive more money there, but on a personal level, it is not his first choice move. The game is starting to be played now and both Barça and the player want a solution soon.

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