Sergi Roberto's future could be at Barcelona after all. According to Onze on Esports 3, a U-turn will see him extend his contract by two more years, until 2024.
The midfielder was one of the players Joan Laporta's board had put on the transfer market in a bid to reduce their wage bill this summer. However, Roberto has always been reluctant to leave.
With the summer window advancing, Barça and Sergi Roberto are studying a new scenario that would also help the club trim the wage bill. He would extend his contract until 2024 but for the extra two years he would accept a smaller salary.
The wage bill at the club is one of the problems for confirming Lionel Messi's new contract as they must conform to La Liga's salary rules.
Conversations with Roberto began with the offer of a one-year extension. The player from Reus, aged 29, didn't like that but could be willing to sign a two-year extension.
Roberto's versatility has been key in recent seasons. Before injuries set in, he was a regular under Ronald Koeman last year.