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Busquets extends contract till 2015

Barça midfielder Sergio Busquets this morning signed a contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2015. The deal also includes the chance to extend the contract based on games played in its final season.

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28 January 2011 02:02 PM

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Barcelona (FCB).- Club President Sandro Rosell and Sergio Busquets signed the new deal this morning at the Club offices. The agreement ensures the player will stay at the Club at least until 2015 and that could be automatically extended by a further season based on the number of games he plays in the final season of the contract. The buyout clause in Busquet\u2019s contract has been upped from 80 to 150 million Euros


\u201CI look forward to a career full of success\u201D

Once he\u2019d put pen to paper, Sergio Busquets spoke to Barca TV and explained: \u201CI\u2019m very happy. It\u2019s the best way to start the New Year and great news for everyone. I\u2019m feeling full of positive sensations \u2013 I\u2019m still young, I\u2019m only 22 and I look forward to a career full of success. I\u2019m at the best club in the world and I just hope that the years to come will be like those I\u2019ve had here so far\u201D.

Talent spotted early on

Sergio Busquets joined the first team squad during the 2008/09 season under Josep Guardiola and made his league debut on 13th September 2008 against Racing(1-1). Although he was still a Barça Atletic player, playing in the Segona B, he gradually won a place in Pep\u2019s first team and became a key piece of the treble winning team.

In December 2008 he renewed his contract with the Club and signed until 2013 with a buyout clause of 80 million Euros.

In his first season in the side he played 24 La Liga games, 8 in the Champions League  and 9 in the Spanish Cup, appearing in the starting line up in both the Spanish Cup and Champions League Finals.

His great season with Barça earned him a first full international cap with Spain on Aptil 1st 2009 and he went on to figure in the Confederations Cup in South Africa the following summer.

More success

Busquets considered to improve in the 2009/10 season and he was soon being acknowledged as one of the best midfielders in the game. He played 33 league games, 10 in the Champions League and 4 in the Spanish Cup, helping the team to lift the Spanish and European Super Cups, the World Club Cup and their second La Liga title on the run.

World Cup winner

In the summer of 2010 the Spanish boss Vicente de Bosque made Busquets a key part of his midfield in South Africa and Sergio responded in style helping the Spanish team to its first ever World Cup title.

Key piece for Guardiola

This season Busquets has already won the Spanish Super Cup and has confirmed his role as a fundamental part of Guardiola\u2019s team, playing in 16 La Liga games, 5 in the Champions League and 3 in the Spanish Cup.

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  • Player Sergio Busquets (right) and FC Barcelona President Sandro Rosell (left) (by FC Barcelona)

  • Player Sergio Busquets (right) and FC Barcelona President Sandro Rosell (left) (by FC Barcelona)