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Barcelona captain playing with a broken rib in the last four matches



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Amidst question marks over the futures of a host of FC Barcelona players, captain Sergi Roberto appears set to continue at the club.

The veteran defender’s contract expires on June 30, but reports suggest that he will be signing a new contract and furthering his stay at the Catalan outfit for one more season.

Even though his role in the team is not very prominent, Roberto is greatly valued at the club due to his experience, leadership, and commitment towards the team.

Roberto gives example of commitment

Giving an example of his commitment and dedication towards the club, SPORT reports that Roberto has been playing with an injury in the last four games for Barcelona.

Indeed, it is being suggested that the Spaniard suffered a broken rib during the game against Girona earlier this month, despite which he carried on the pitch.

Roberto’s mistake in that game cost the Blaugrana, but the captain came out to face the media after the match.

Playing through pain. (Photo by PAU BARRENA/AFP via Getty Images)

Following that, the versatile defender also featured for 20 minutes or so against Real Sociedad after coming on as a substitute in the second period.

Roberto then went on to start for Barça in both their matches last week against Almeria and Rayo Vallecano, playing over 110 minutes across the two clashes.

This sort of commitment and dedication makes Roberto a much-valued player in the locker room.

As such, the club officials will likely meet this week to discuss his contract situation, although an extension appears extremely plausible at this moment.

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