Sergi Roberto’s contract with Barcelona has been extended through 2024, according to a statement from the team
The versatile midfielder’s current contract with the team was due to expire at the end of the current campaign, but the 31-year-old made it obvious that he wanted to stay at Spotify Camp Nou. Roberto, who accepted a significant salary cut when he agreed to a one-year contract extension in June 2022, has now moved to renew conditions with Barca.
After advancing through the club’s youth system, the Spaniard defender has played for the Blaugranas for the past 17 years. His new contract includes a €400 million buyout provision and will keep him with the team for an additional year. Roberto gives Xavi Hernandez’s team strength. Roberto, who is primarily a defender, has filled in at right-back and even as a left winger when necessary.
In just seven of his 14 league games this season, he has begun. In 23 appearances across all leagues, the Spaniard has contributed three goals and three helpers. Roberto is still a crucial member of Xavi’s team that is trying to capture the La Liga championship for the first time since the 2018–19 season, despite having to make do with off-the-bench appearances for the majority of the campaign.
Real Madrid, the defending champions, currently trail Barcelona by seven points, but there is still a tonne of football remaining to be played. A home treble is also possible for Xavi’s team. After defeating Madrid 1-0 in the first match on Thursday, Barca has already won the Spanish Super Cup and has a spot in the Copa del Rey final.
Roberto is one of the team’s more seasoned players, having made 339 games for the Catalan powerhouses, scoring 15 goals and assisting on another 40. Now that his contract situation is resolved, attention will likely turn to another stalwart team member, Sergio Busquets, whose contract also ends at the end of the current campaign.
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