Barcelona captain Sergio Busquets is set to leave the Nou Camp at the end of the season after 18 years at the club.
Busquets, 34, has made an incredible 718 appearances in total for Barcelona and was part of arguably the best midfield the world has ever seen alongside Andres Iniesta and current Barca manager Xavi Hernandez in Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering side which won the Champions League in 2009 and 2011.
Sergio Busquets confirms Barcelona exit
The Spanish World Cup winner confirmed his departure via Barcelona’s official Twitter page in an emotional video today, saying, “It has been an honor, a draw and a source of pride to have been able to wear this badge but everything must come to an end.”
🥺 A Barça legend says goodbye. #5ergioUnic pic.twitter.com/SWlDN2GtA2
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) May 10, 2023
The holding midfielder is not expected to retire, however, with Saudi Arabia looking like Busquets’ next destination. According to the Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, Al-Shabab, Al-Nassr, and Al-Hilal are all set to offer lucrative contracts to Barcelona’s number five, who has won 31 major honors in his 18 years at the Nou Camp.
Busquets’ last match will be against ex-teammate and fellow Barca legend Andres Iniesta’s Vissel Kobe on 6 June in a friendly match.