FC Barcelona is undergoing a major revamp after the conclusion of the 2022-23 season. Veterans like Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets have left the club in order to make room for newcomers. Alba has prematurely terminated his contract, and Busquets is leaving the club as a free agent.
Having spent 18 years with FC Barcelona, Sergio Busquets has accumulated an outstanding number of achievements in his trophy cabinet. The 34-year-old Spanish midfielder has finally decided upon his next destination, where he will be joining a rather famous former teammate.
Ex-Barcelona MF Sergio Busquets officially joins MLS’ Inter Miami
The 2010 World Cup-winning midfielder is on his way to join his former teammate, seven times Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, at the MLS club Inter Miami CF, as confirmed by Italian sports journalist Fabrizio Romano and the club’s official Twitter account as a free agent.
BREAKING: Sergio Busquets joins Inter Miami as a free agent.
Reunited in Miami 🌴 pic.twitter.com/BHT78mBSl0
— B/R Football (@brfootball) June 23, 2023
Busquets has the third highest appearances for Barcelona, with a total of 719 across a span of 18 years since his debut in 2008. During this incredibly long journey, he has won nine LaLiga titles, seven Copas del Rey, three Champions Leagues, and three Club World Cups.
— Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) June 23, 2023
Busquets was also a member of the renowned Spanish squad that won the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 Euro. He also recently announced his international retirement after the 2022 World Cup.
Sergio Busquets reportedly declined Saudi teams’ offers to play for Miami
A month prior, Busquets had announced his intention to leave Camp Nou, and his upcoming steps were uncertain. He had drawn interest from Saudi Arabia in addition to Inter Miami. Busquets, who claimed he was eager to play in Major League Soccer, rejected their offer, though.
Sergio Busquets joins Inter Miami as a free agent, deal signed and completed 🚨🇪🇸🇺🇸 #InterMiamiCF
Agreement completed and unveiled for Busquets to play together with Messi.
Saudi clubs rejected as he wanted to try an experience in MLS… and re-join Leo. pic.twitter.com/eoH4PmvJZV
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 23, 2023
Inter Miami might also be keeping an eye on Jordi Alba. According to reports, Alba and Inter Miami are currently in contact. Within a year, he might move to Miami to play with Lionel Messi and Busquets, if everything goes according to plan.
What’s your take on these ex-Barcelona veterans reuniting in David Beckham’s Inter Miami? Share your thoughts in the comments.