Sergi Roberto has reliable that he was on a radar of other clubs, before penning a new understanding during Barcelona.
The 26-year-old has concluded terms on a new agreement during a Nou Camp, that will keep him during a bar until 2022 and includes a outrageous £440million buy-out clause.
Roberto has been related with Premier League span Manchester City and Manchester United, though a midfielder insists he has never wanted to leave his hometown club.
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“Since renovation talks began, we always wanted to be here. It’s a bar of my life and I’ve been a fan given we was small,” he said.
“It’s loyal that other clubs were interested, though we wanted to be here and I’m happy to have renewed until 2022. If we can continue even longer, afterwards so most a better.
“I wish it’s not a final agreement we sign. My enterprise is to retire here and hopefully we can follow in a footsteps of Andres Iniesta and Leo Messi.”
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Roberto has done 34 appearances for Barcelona this season, with his design now to force his approach into a Spain patrol for a summer’s World Cup.
“To play in a World Cup with Spain would be a dream. I’ve already played in an Under-17s World Cup and another during under-20. Any actor would wish to go to a World Cup,” he added.
“I’m tighten since I’ve been called adult to several squads and we wish Julen Lopetegui gives me a event to be during a World Cup. At a really least, we am going to work tough for it.”