Barcelona’s captain Sergio Busquets has announced that he will be leaving the club at the end of the current season after 18 years of service. The former Spain midfielder is one of the club’s most decorated players. Having won a total of 22 major trophies including three Champions League titles, eight La Liga titles, seven Copa del Reys, and seven Spanish Super Cups.
In a statement released by Barcelona. Sergio Busquets said, “Although it has not been an easy decision, I think the time has come. It has been an unforgettable journey. I always dreamed of playing with this shirt and at this stadium. Reality has exceeded all my dreams. It has been an honour, a dream, a source of pride. And it meant everything to defend and represent this badge for so many years.”
Moreover, Busquets joined Barcelona as a youth player in 2005 and went on to make 718 appearances for the club. The third-most in its history. He made his first-team debut under Pep Guardiola in 2008 and became an integral part of the team. Renowned for his defensive skills and excellent passing ability. He has also won three European Super Cups and three Club World Cups with the Spanish giants.
Furthermore, Barcelona praised and respected Sergio Busquets as “one of the best players ever to represent the club” and thanked him for his contributions. The club is currently 13 points clear at the top of La Liga with just five games remaining. Putting Busquets on course to end his Barcelona career with a ninth league title.
The 34-year-old retired from international football in December 2020 after winning the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 European Championship with Spain. Despite his decision to leave Barcelona, Busquets will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the greatest players in the club’s history.