Sergio Busquets (35) has announced a breakup with Barcelona. Then, the possibility that Lionel Messi (36), who is scheduled to part with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), to return to Barcelona is virtually canceled.
Barcelona announced on its official website on the 10th (Korean time) that “Busquets, one of the best players representing the club, will leave the club at the end of the 2022-2023 season.”
Busquets is one of the legends representing Barcelona. He has been playing for Barcelona since joining the youth team in 2005. He joined Barcelona B under manager Pep Guardiola and broke into the first team in 2008.
Busquets played an active part as a key midfielder with Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta under the Guardiola coaching system, leading to six crowns.
Busquets, who played in 719 games, third in the team’s history after Lionel Messi (778 games) and Xavi (767 games), recorded 18 goals and 45 assists. He has lifted trophies a total of 30 times, including three European Football Association (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) titles, eight La Liga titles, and six Copa del Rey titles.
“It was an honor, a dream and a pride to play for Barcelona,” Busquets said in a video. But everything has an end. thank you,” he said.
When Busquets announced his departure from Barcelona, some linked it to Messi’s future.
Some media reported that Al-Hilal offered a contract to pay 260 million pounds (approximately 434.9 billion won) a year for Messi for two years, and Messi accepted it.
The offer Messi received was an astronomical amount of 520 million pounds (about 869.8 billion won) over two years. It was twice the annual salary of Cristiano Ronaldo (38, Al Nasr), the world’s highest paid player.
In particular, it was reported that Messi would head to Saudi Arabia with former Barcelona teammates Busquets and Jordi Alba (34, Barcelona). It meant that Messi and Busquets were likely to move together.
However, this report was treated as fake news by Messi’s father, Jorge Messi. Jorge Messi said, “I haven’t signed a contract with any club yet,” and then emphasized, “There are a lot of rumors going around, but one thing is for sure, nothing has been decided yet.” 카지노사이트
It is known that Messi is contemplating returning to Barcelona, Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal, and American Major League Soccer (MLS) Inter Miami.
But it could be argued that Busquets’ breakup with Barcelona could mean that Messi isn’t going back to Barcelona. Relatively, the possibility of Messi going to Saudi Arabia or the United States has increased.
Once Messi decides to return to Barcelona, it is clear that he will not be able to play with Busquets. In line with Messi’s move this summer, attention is also focused on Busquets’ next transfer destination.