The best defensive midfielder in football will not leave Barcelona.
Despite the never-ending rumors of a move to Paris Saint-Germain, Sergio Busquets has agreed to a contract extension until 2021. The pivote will get a much deserved boost in salaries and his buyout fee will increase to €200 million for any team that wants to buy him out of the Catalan giants.
Busquets' contract negotiation took a few months until a happy ending, and president Josep Maria Bartomeu delayed the talks for a little bit until he was ensured of a new deal with Nike. With that out of the way, he immediately reached a deal with one of the most important players on the team, something that certainly makes Busi a happy man:
"I’m really pleased that we’ve reached an agreement. The club also did its part and I feel highly appreciated here. I feel great at the best club in the world and hope things stay that way. I hope injuries are kind to me and that I can continue to help make this club even greater still.
"All the matches, all the titles, growing from a kid to being made one of the captains … All of that means a lot to me and I hope things carry on as well as they have until now, or even better."
This is such a huge relief. Barça's entire system is at risk of collapse without Busquets, and the fact he's getting paid and will stay for the next five seasons guarantees we're going to have a great team for years to come.