Busquets commits to Barcelona and eyes more glory

Sergio Busquets has signed a new long-term contract at Barcelona, and has immediately set his sights on winning yet more silverware.

The Spanish international initially linked up with the Catalan’s youth team a decade ago, and went on to make his first team debut in 2008. He has since made a total of 314 appearances in all competitions, and has helped the Camp Nou giants collect a whole host of trophies including four La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey’s, and the UEFA Champions League in both 2009 and 2011.

Busquets, who also helped his national side win the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championships two years later, has sporadically been linked with a move to England in the past, with Chelsea and Manchester City keen admirers. However, the midfielder has now signed a new contract which will keep him at ‘the club of his life’ until the summer of 2020.

“I’m happy, this is the club of my life,” he told the club’s official website. “I’m 26 and I have plenty of my future left at Barca. I hope injuries are good to me and we can continue the dynamic we’ve had in recent years. I’m happy with the confidence of the club. I hope to respond with hard work and sacrifice. I’m in the right place and with the right people to fight for every title.”

Barca are currently second in La Liga standings, four points behind Real Madrid with 14 matches of the campaign left to play. The two sides contest El Clasico at the Camp Nou on Sunday 22 March, in a match which is sure to contribute towards the race for the title. Champions Atletico Madrid, meanwhile, are in third place and seven points behind their capital rivals.

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