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Sergio Busquets talks Barcelona future, Messi, Pedri, Gavi, Fati, Zubimendi



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Sergio Busquets has been the talk of the town at Barcelona lately, with many speculating over his future at Barcelona, especially with his current contract expiring at the end of the season.

However, in a recent interview, the midfielder opened up about his future while heaping praise on his fellow midfielders Pedri and Gavi, backing them to achieve great success in the future.

“Pedri and Gavi are both going to have a great career at Barça and at the national team. It’s a luxury to enjoy them by my side,” said Busquets, quoted by SPORT, who is part of the Spanish side that also incorporates the two other Barcelona midfielders.

However, when asked about his prospects with the Spanish national team, Busquets refused to suggest that he might be hanging up his boots in international football after the end of the World Cup.

He also remained coy about his future at Barcelona despite recent speculations suggesting his departure at the end of the season.

“I don’t know if I’ll play my last games with Spain in Qatar. We’ll see. I don’t know what will happen at Barça either. Many people consider it a fact that I’m leaving. It’s not. I haven’t thought about it. I want to see how the season is going,” he added.

Busquets has been heavily linked with a move away from Camp Nou in 2023. MLS outfit Inter Miami has been mooted as a potential destination, where he may even reunite with former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi, although the Argentine is also being linked with a return to Catalonia.

When asked about Messi, Busquets hailed the global superstar as the best player in the world and wished him well for the upcoming World Cup.

“Messi needed to win a tournament with his national team, he did it with the Copa América. I hope he does as well as possible while he’s still in the national team. He’s my friend, the best player in the world,” said Busquets.

The Barcelona and Spain captain also had some wise words for Ansu Fati, who has been excluded from the national team squad during this international break.

“He knows that he has to give his best level and play many games to regain the confidence he had before the injury, he is a great player, differential, different, and on a mental level he is a very strong player for everything that has happened,” he said.

With Busquets’ club future uncertain, Martin Zubimendi of Real Sociedad is being touted as the replacement for the veteran star. Talking about the 23-year-old the Barcelona skipper added: “Zubimendi is a great player, but he is from Real Sociedad.”

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