Sergio Busquets Contract: Latest News and Rumours on Talks with Barcelona

Christopher SimpsonFeatured Columnist

FC Barcelona's Sergio Busquets attends a press conference in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Oct. 19, 2015.  FC Barcelona will play against  FC BATE Borisov in a Champions League group E soccer match on Tuesday Oct. 20. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Sergio Busquets is expected to be handed a new and improved contract with Barcelona as they look to tie down the midfielder long term. His current deal expires in 2019.

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Busquets Comments on Contract Negotiations

Wednesday, Feb. 24

"It's something that depends on the president. I hope he keeps his word, but I'm confident it will be resolved," Busquets said, per Sport. He added: "I know where I want to be. I feel very valued by the people at Barcelona and by the club. We're in a good moment."

Timeline for Renewal Revealed

Wednesday Feb. 10

According to Sport (h/t Football Espana), the Spaniard will be offered fresh terms at the Camp Nou once the Blaugrana have a new shirt sponsor squared away, which is anticipated to be sorted "in the next few weeks."

Manchester City Option Puts Pressure on Barca

Tuesday, Feb. 9

The 27-year-old fuelled transfer speculation when he told ESPN Deportes (h/t ESPN FC) he could be swayed into joining Pep Guardiola's Manchester City to reunite with his former manager.

Busquets Crucial to All-Conquering Barcelona

The midfielder may not possess the same eye-catching flair and skill that many of his team-mates—such as Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Neymar—display so regularly, but he's undoubtedly a key cog in the Barca machine thanks to his excellent distribution, ability to win possession and calming presence in front of the back four.

Busquets' skills and stature also allow him to fill in at centre-back when necessary, adding another feather to his impressive cap.

He is Barcelona through-and-through, so it would seem only a major breakdown in communication will prevent Busquets from extending his time at the club.