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Sergi Roberto contemplates next move as Barcelona’s decision looms

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Barcelona is yet to decide on Sergi Roberto’s future.

According to Gabriel Sans of Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona has not ruled out Sergi Roberto for the next season. Although his main supporter, Xavi Hernández, has expressed his support for his continuity, the club has not communicated anything to him at the moment, neither the possibility of renewing nor that he is not part of the plans for the next project. Meanwhile, the player is considering all possible scenarios.

The club has not told him anything and renewal is not ruled out

Xavi asked Deco for his continuity. The proposal was received with some coldness, but sources from Barcelona explained to MD that the economic situation advises not to get rid of players for the moment. Some important sales yes, but not of a player whose contract is ending, with a low salary, a captain, with influence in the dressing room, and who can help in certain moments as a game-changer. Some in the club still give him options.

His move to an MLS team in the United States

If the club finally communicates to him that he is not part of the project, Sergi Roberto is attracted to the idea of playing in the United States. His representation agency has been processing this possibility for some time in case the contract extension does not materialize. There is no predetermined choice, and he still has time to consider different proposals that have already come to him.

The survey of European clubs, with a preference for the Premier League

His agents have already received interest from some teams from different European clubs, some of them from the Premier League, although no valuations have been made yet. The academy graduate would like to play in the Premier League and has had his opportunities. Last summer, there was talk of Arteta’s Arsenal, and in 2020, Manchester City seemed to be positioning themselves. Pep Guardiola said he preferred Sergi Roberto over Semedo. Serie A has also been calling him.

Sergi Roberto, who sealed his continuity with Jordi Cruyff and Mateu Alemany in the club’s sports management, will lose his main supporter with Xavi, even more so when the Barcelona coach also valued his hierarchy, but his opinion could be crucial.