Busquets signs contract extension with Barcelona till 2023

Sergio Busquets
RIO DE JANEIRO, June 18, 2014 (Xinhua) — Spain’s Sergio Busquets reacts during Group B match between Spain and Chile of 2014 FIFA World Cup at the Estadio do Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 18, 2014. Chile won 2-0 over Spain on Wednesday.Photo: (Xinhua/Wang Yuguo/IANS)(pcy/IANS)

Barcelona, Sep 27 : Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets signed a contract extension with Barcelona that links him to the Catalan club until 2023, the La Liga defending champion announced on Thursday.

The new contract increased the buyout clause from 200 million euro ($233.5 million) to 500 million euros ($583.8 million), reports Efe.

“FC Barcelona and Sergio Busquets signed a contract renewal for the player on Thursday morning, an agreement that will keep Busquets at Barça through June 30, 2023,” Barcelona said in a statement.

Since making his first appearance with Barcelona in the 2008-2009 season, the 30-year-old Busquets played 490 matches with the Catalan club.

Over the last 11 seasons, Busquets won a total of 28 titles, including seven La Liga titles, six Spanish Cups, three UEFA Champions Leagues and three FIFA Club World Cups.

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