Reports: Barcelona star set to leave for MLS at the end of the season

Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets

Sergio Busquets, aware that he is not getting any younger, knows that his days in Barcelona’s midfield may not be as assured in the near future. Hinting at a move to the MLS after his contract with the Catalan club runs out, it seems Busquets won’t quite see out his career with the Blaugranas. 

With the arrival of Dutch midfielder, Frenkie De Jong, the Barca hierarchy have earmarked a successor to Busquets. It has perhaps started to dawn on the midfielder now that his days in the red and blue stripes of Barcelona are perhaps numbered.

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Speaking to Sports Illustrated, the midfielder admitted to being a huge fan of the MLS and is even considering a spell in the league once his Barcelona contract runs out in 2023:

“I always said I wouldn’t be put on a secondary role at Barcelona when I feel my ambition vanishes, or I’m no longer able to comply I will step aside feeling content for what I gave to the club.

“You can not predict the future, but I’m a fan of the United States, and football continues to grow there, the competitive style and playoff format is different from what we are used to here, and that draws me in.”

The midfielder later joked about a switch to David Beckham’s club. If it were to go through, the cool Catalan could see off his career in the Miami sunset.

FOX Sports Asia Probability Rating: 3.5/5; Although the end of this season seems too far-fetched, the player has quite categorically spelt it out that he would eventually lean towards a move to the MLS. However, Busquets is still only 30 and has a few years of top-grade football left in him.