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Sergi Roberto renews contract with Barcelona

Sergi Roberto renews contract with Barcelona

Barcelona have confirmed that they have reached an agreement with Sergi Roberto to extend his stay with the club until 2024.

The 31-year-old’s current deal with the club was set to expire at the end of the season, but the versatile midfielder made it clear that he wanted to continue at Spotify Camp Nou.

Barca have now moved to renew terms with Roberto, who took a significant pay cut when he signed a one-year contract extension in June 2022.

The Spanish defender has donned the Blaugranas colours for the past 17 years, having progressed through the club’s youth system.

His new deal will see him stay with the club for another year with a €400 million buyout clause added to the contract.

Roberto provides depth to Xavi Hernandez’s squad. Predominantly a midfielder, Roberto has slotted in at right-back and even as a left-winger when needed.

He has started just seven of his 14 league appearances this term. The Spaniard has featured 23 times in all competitions, chipping in with three goals and three assists.

Despite having to settle for off-the-bench appearances for most of the campaign, Roberto remains a vital part of Xavi’s squad that is pushing to win the La Liga title for the first time since the 2018/19 campaign.

Barca have already opened up a seven-point lead ahead of reigning champions Real Madrid, but there is still plenty of football left to be played.

Xavi’s side are also on track for a domestic treble. Barca have already secured the Spanish Super Cup trophy and have one foot in the Copa del Rey final after Thursday’s 1-0 first-leg win over Madrid. 

Roberto is one of the most experienced members of the squad, having racked up 339 appearances for the Catalan giants, scoring 15 goals and setting up 40 more.

With his contract now sorted, the focus will likely shift to another long-serving member of the team, Sergio Busquets, whose deal also expires at the end of the season.

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