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€200m buyout clause put on Barcelona ace as five-year contract set to be signed this week

Barcelona have confirmed that Sergio Busquets will put pen to paper on a new five-year deal on Thursday, with an option for a further two years.

The two parties agreed terms on the new contract in May, but despite the delay in announcing the deal, they have confirmed that it will finally be signed and sealed by the end of this week.

Busquets has spent his entire professional career with the Catalan giants and has been able to firmly establish himself as one of the best players in his position.

That is reflected in his trophy haul which has seen him win six La Liga titles and three Champions League trophies in a glittering career that is far from finished.

“First team player Sergio Busquets will be putting pen to paper to sign his new contract with FC Barcelona on Thursday 22 September at 1.00pm CET in the club offices,” the Barca statement read.

“As has already been announced, the midfielder will be prolonging his relations with the club until 30 June 2021, while the deal also includes the option of a further two-year extension through to the 2022/23 season, depending on the number of games that he plays.

“The buyout clause has been set at 200 million euros.”

It’s unclear as to what terms Busquets is agreeing to at this stage but a wage increase is likely, similar to other key figures in the first team with Barca being increasingly active this year in tying down the long-term futures of several important individuals.

Luis Enrique’s men will be chasing further silverware this season, and Busquets will undoubtedly have an important role to play in that pursuit.

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