Barcelona and Sergio Roberto They have definitively closed the midfielder’s renewal agreement that had already been agreed for a few days. The drafting of the contracts and ironing out the last fringes that this Wednesday have already been definitively closed were missing. Right now only the signature and the official announcement are missing. The footballer will sign for one more season, until June 2023.
The negotiations between the two parties have been complicated. The deal seemed very close last December for him to sign for two seasons. So much so that Joan Laporta already publicly took it for granted. Nevertheless, the deal fell apart and the negotiations completely broke down and were not resumed until a few weeks ago.
The approach of the club has already changed and the offer was not the same. He was only offered one more year and with a reduction in his file considerably since charge less than 50% of what he received until now. The footballer has decided to accept it since his priority was always to continue at Barcelona despite the interest of other teams such as Atletico Madrid.
One of the keys to this renewal has been Xavi’s bet for the one who was his teammate, although the role he will have next season is not clear. Sergi Roberto will not be a starting player, neither as a right back nor in midfield and he will have to earn his place. This is one of the reasons for the reduction of his record.