Sergio Busquets Barcelona leave club at end of season after 18 years last moments
The former Spain midfielder, 34, has played 718 matches for Barcelona thethird-most in the club’s history.
His list of honours won with the club includes eight La Liga titles, seven Copas del Rey, seven Spanish Super Mugs and three titleholders Leagues.
” Although it has not been an easy decision, I suppose the time has come,” Busquets said.
” It has been an indelible trip,” he added.”
I always pictured of playing with this shirt and at this colosseum. Reality has exceeded all my dreams.
” It has been an honour, a dream, a source of pride, and it meant everything to defend and represent this emblem for so numerous times.
” But everything has a morning and an end. I want to thank all the people who made this possible, from the first day to the last.”
Busquets joined the club in 2005 as a youth player, progressing to Barca’s B side before making his first- platoon debut under director Pep Guardiola in a 2008 league game against Racing Santander.
The protective midfielder, who has also won three European Super Mugs and three Club World Mugs with the Spanish titans, is on course to end his Barcelona career with a ninth league title.
Xavi’s side are 13 points clear at the top of La Liga with five games remaining.
Over his 15 times with the elderly platoon he has scored 18 pretensions and handed 40 assists.
In publicizing Busquets’ decision to leave the Nou Camp, Barcelona described him as” one of the stylish players ever to represent the club”.
The former Spain captain retired from transnational football in December, having won the 2010 World Cup and 2012 European Championship with his public side.