Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets has played down reports linking him with a move to MLS, insisting he is yet to make a decision on his future.
The veteran’s contract at Camp Nou expires at the end of the season and he has been touted with a move to the United States, with Inter Miami consistently linked with a move for the 34-year-old.
Busquets remains an integral part of Barça’s side, but reports in Spain have suggested that head coach Xavi will attempt to integrate Frenkie de Jong at the heart of the midfield over the next year.
A contract extension from Barcelona looks unlikely to come, but Busquets is adamant that he is yet to make a definitive decision on his next move regardless.
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“I can’t tell you anything because there’s nothing,” he said while on international duty with Spain.
“There is nothing despite the rumours that have appeared. There is nothing official. I’ll see how I’m doing this season. There is nothing.
“I want to enjoy myself and then I will see. It is clear that I am not 20 years old. A priori, it is the last year of my contract, but things have been made official that are false.”
While De Jong is likely to take over his role as Barcelona’s number six, Busquets hailed Real Sociedad’s Martin Zubimendi as a potential replacement in the national team squad.
“Zubimendi is a great player, but he’s from La Real. I don’t know if Barcelona is interested. Both here and at Barcelona the game is very positional. You have to support, look for your partner. Luck is being able to play in the best in the world and in a great team.The coach is looking for very similar players, who assimilate the way of playing,” he added.
Busquets has captained Barcelona in each of his five starts this season. La Blaugrana sit two points behind Real Madrid in La Liga, while they’ve taken three points from their opening two Champions League group stage matches.
Andrea Agnelli & Pavel Nedved among Juventus directors to offer shock resignation
Juventus have been rocked by the stunning resignations of their entire board, including president Andrea Agnelli and vice-president Pavel Nedved.
Numerous reports in Italy claim that the entire Juventus board of directors offered their shock resignations during a meeting on Monday evening.
CEO Maurizio Arrivabene is expected to remain at the club and assume control of Juventus while the new boardroom structure is finalised over the coming months.
Agnelli became Juventus chairman in 2010 and is also vice-chairman of the European Super League, having represented one of the three remaining supporters of the competition alongside Real Madrid and Barcelona.
His attachment to the Super League has attracted significant criticism, as has his management of Juventus, who have spent heavily in recent years but have fallen behind their rivals, both in Serie A and in Europe.
Juventus finished fourth in Serie A last season and entered the World Cup break in third, ten points behind leaders Napoli.
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