Barcelona Looking For Sergio Busquets Replacement : This Wednesday, Sergio Busquets announced on his social media networks that he would leave FC Barcelona this summer after 15 full seasons in Catalonia.
Meanwhile behind the scenes, the Blaugrana club has already targeted his successor.
It’s a new page that turns. After 15 years at FC Barcelona, Sergio Busquets himself announced that he would leave the Catalan club this summer, posting a video on social networks.
Trained at the club, the emblematic defensive midfielder is the last Barcelona player remaining at the club of the side that won the sextuplet in 2009. This is the end of an era indeed.
The departure of the Spaniard provokes a lot of emotions and reactions. According to Sport, FC Barcelona has a very specific idea to compensate for the departure of Busquets and the player mentioned here is an African.
Author of a remarkable World Cup in Qatar with Morocco, Sofyan Amrabat pleases the Barcelona leaders.
According to the Spanish media, they have even made him their priority in the defensive midfielder position, like players such as Ruben Néves, or Ilkay Gundogan who are moving a notch higher.
Under contract until 2024 with Fiorentina, the Moroccan should indeed leave Viola at the next transfer window. According to TransfertMarket, the player is valued at 25 million euros.
Born in Sabadell, Barcelona, Catalonia, Busquets began playing football with local team CD Badia del Vallès, followed by spells with CEF Barberà Andalucía, Lleida and UFB Jàbac Terrassa, before joining Barcelona’s youth ranks in 2005.
He scored seven goals in 26 games for the Juvenil A team in his second season and, two years later, Busquets was promoted to the B team under Pep Guardiola, and helped them achieve promotion to the third division.
In that same season he would make his first-team debut, coming on as a substitute in the Copa Catalunya.
In all he has made 719 appearances for the club scoring 18 goals in those 15 seasons.
Trophies won with Barcelona :
8 La Liga : 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19
7 Copa del Rey: 2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2020–21
7 Supercopa de España: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2022–23
3 UEFA Champions League: 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15
3 UEFA Super Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015
3 FIFA Club World Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015
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