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‘All lies’ - Sergi Roberto says he’s not thinking about leaving Barcelona next summer

The captain wants to stay

FC Barcelona v Royal Antwerp FC: Group H - UEFA Champions League 2023/24 Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Barcelona captain Sergi Roberto has played down talk of a summer exit from the club and says he’s not thinking about going anywhere.

Roberto has previously admitted he’d like to play in MLS at some point in his career, and it had been thought he could be tempted to the United States at the end of the season.

The skipper is out of contract next summer but says right now he’s thinking about continuing at the club.

“With Xavi as the coach, I feel very comfortable. I have his confidence. At the end of the season, if the club is happy with me, I will continue. I’m talking to Barca,” he told the B3TTer podcast.

“At the moment I’m not going to go to another team. Everything that is said about me going to Miami or Palmeiras… it’s all lies. It’s true that I would like to have experience in the MLS in the future, but it is not yet the time for it.

“At the moment I say that I want to stay at Barca. Maybe in a year, I will tell you that I want another experience in Europe or the United States but this will be in the future. I don’t think that will happen suddenly.”

Roberto will turn 32 in February and it’s not clear yet if he will be offered another contract. The versatile veteran hasn’t played much in the current campaign, making just six appearances in all competitions.

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