Barcelona offer two-year contract renewal to veteran, player has 48 hours to respond – Barca Universal

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With less than a week remaining until the 2022/23 La Liga campaign gets underway, FC Barcelona are working ’round the clock to free up space in their wage budget and register the new signings.

While the club are actively trying to offload fringe players in the team, another trick will be to convince the existing stars to accept newer deals, preferably with a salary cut.

One of the players in contention to do so is Sergio Busquets, as the club had kickstarted negotiations with the Barcelona midfielder a few days ago, hoping to tie him down to a new contract.

A recent report from Mundo Deportivo has offered an update on the situation, suggesting Barça have already tabled an official bid for Busquets.

The new deal includes a two-year contract, which essentially means the Spaniard will be able to elongate his current contract, which expires in 2023, to the summer of 2024.

The terms further include an option to terminate the contract next year, considering the fact that the midfielder has flirted with the idea of leaving Camp Nou and possibly joining the Major League Soccer at the end of next season.

However, Busquets must respond to the contract offer quickly as Barcelona have only given him a timeframe of 48 hours.

The player must evaluate his future carefully in these next couple of days and make a decision that suits all parties involved. However, it is likely that the veteran may opt to leave the club in 2023, thus putting an end to a fruitful spell at Camp Nou.

In the event of Busquets’ 2023 departure, it will be equally interesting to see how Barcelona react to the transfer, as they are without any viable long-term replacement for the Spanish international right now.

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