Lionel Messi said goodbye to Sergio Busquetafter announcing this Wednesday that the Spanish midfielder will leave Barcelona at the end of the season and thanking him “for what was on and off the pitch”, in a publication by instagram.
“Always on the pitch with a 5, but in reality as a player and as a person you are a 10, Busi,” wrote the former Barça player about his former teammate and friend.
Messi also underlined all the moments he and Busquets have spent together, “many beautiful and some also difficult”, and which will remain “forever”. And he also wished him “the best” in his new phase, “both to you and to all your family”.
Busquets, captain of Barcelona, announced today that he will leave the Catalan club at the end of the season after 15 uninterrupted seasonsin which he played more than 700 games and won 31 titles.
“The time has come to announce that this will be my last season at Barça. It has been an unforgettable journey, since I was a child when I came to watch the team’s matches or followed them on TV, I dreamed of wearing this shirt,” announced Busquets , from 34 yearsin his farewell message broadcast on his social networks.
the midfielder will cease to belong to Barcelona at the end of the current season, being the last important reference that the club had left after the retirement of Gerard Piqué in November last year.
“I never thought I could live 15 seasons in the best club in the world, the club of my life and of which I have been, am and will be a fan, member, player and captain. I was able to wear this shirt for more than 700 games” added Busquets.
“Thank you very much for everything and see you in the last few matches. Being at Barça is the best there is,” concluded the Catalan.
Busquets will analyze his future away from Barcelona and according to the Catalan media he could continue Saudi Arabia or the between miamiin the US MLS.
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