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Next summer, Barça could well turn a new big page in its history. Among the only survivors (with Gérard Piqué) of the great era of Barça de Guardiola, Sergio Busquets, 686 games with the Blaugrana, sees his contract come to an end next June. For the moment, there is no indication that the midfielder will extend or leave for that matter, even if regular rumors send him to the United States to join MLS. With a view to a possible departure, the Catalan leaders do not want to be overtaken and are already preparing to find him a successor. And according to several Spanish media, including Mundo Deportivowho even made his front page last week, it could be Martin Zubimendi, the Real Sociedad player.
“I don’t even think about it now”
At 23, the Basque by birth, trained in his current club, climbed all the levels in San Sebastian, to finally establish himself as an indisputable starter in the workforce of Imanol Alguacil. Inevitably, the main interested party was questioned on this subject. The Spanish international (a selection) wanted to temper the rumours, talking more about his contract extension than a departure for Catalonia, as he indicated at the microphone of The RES : “There is a very good feeling between me and Real Sociedad. My contract extension is a matter of time. Xavi wants me? I don’t even think about it now, I’m focused on Real Sociedad”, a- he thus stated. At the moment, he is linked with the Basque club until 2025, with an estimated value of 35 million euros according to Transfermarkt. In the event of an extension, he would necessarily see his price increase, but that does not mean that he will not leave his team this summer.
Sergio Busquets, Barça midfielder, could be replaced by Martin Zubimendi next summer, the Real Sociedad player spoke, explaining above all that he was close to extending with his team.