Sergio Busquets Expects to make a decision on his future by February and admits he is attracted to the prospect of playing in Miami.
Busquets, 34, is out of contract with barcelona at the end of the season and is one of a number of European-based players attracting interest from Major League Soccer side Inter Miami.
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Sources have told ESPN that Barcelona are also open to extending Busquets’ contract with the club, but they will leave it to the midfielder to decide what they feel is best for his career.
“I know this is the last year [of my deal with Barca] But I’ve always said I haven’t signed anything with anyone,” Busquets told Cadena Ser From spainin the world cup camp of Queue,
“I want to be certain by February. I have always said that I want to play in United States of americaAbove all, in Miami, but from there I have not reached an agreement with any club – in the US or in any other league.
“Barcelona will be the first to know. When I have decided, I will tell them.”
Busquets – who joined Barcelona in 2005 and has been in the first team since 2008 – is not the only player on Inter Miami’s radar.
former barcelona teammate Lionel Messi Also strongly linked with MLS side. A report last week suggested a deal was already in place for him to move to Florida, however sources told ESPN nothing had been agreed and Messi, like Busquets, won’t make a decision about your future Till after the World Cup.
Messi, 35, may also decide to extend his contract Paris Saint Germainwhich expires in June, while there is also a tentative interest from Barca in bringing him back to the Camp Nou.
“If he wants to come back at any point, who wouldn’t want to train him?” Barca coach Javi Hernandez told reporters in Qatar on Tuesday. “He’s still No. 1.”
However, as Messi prepares Argentinaagainst make-or-break group stage games poland On Wednesday, LaLiga president Javier Tebas poured cold water on a possible return to Barca, saying he would be out of their price range.
“I don’t know what [Messi] wants,” said Tebas. “First, if he wants to leave PSG; secondly, if PSG will let him; And, third, it depends on what he earns, doesn’t it?
“If all three of these things fall into place and it’s a cheap amount inside Barcelona [LaLiga’s] Financial regulations, he will sign. But it depends on what he earns. If this is what he earned when he left [in 2021], then no. how much messi earns [at the moment]Only PSG can afford him.”
Barcelona’s financial situation improved last summer when they sold club assets worth over €700 million, but signed Robert Lewandowski, Jules Conde And RafinhaThis means that there is currently no money left for the January transfer window.
“At the moment, we cannot sign in January,” sporting director Jordi Cruyff said on Tuesday. “The state of Fair Play has changed for a number of reasons.
“It is not a question that if a player goes it all gets resolved. There are different solutions. But we are clear what we want to do if we can sign in January.”
Cruyff also revealed Ajax and Ghana‘s Mohammed Quddus, one of the stars of the World Cup so far, has been tracked by the Catalan club, although he stopped short of saying there is any real interest at this stage. “I saw him play a year ago and have seen his progress at Ajax,” he said. “But we are not at the point of saying ‘Barca want this player’, not at all.
“He is a player who has attracted attention with his performances and goals in the World Cup. He has particularly caught my attention as cricket is debating.” Netherlands About his position, whether he is an advanced midfielder or a forward.”